Reading by Hala Alyan

Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
SMITH Rehm Lib
Event Type
Lecture - Speaker
Contact
Elise Saad
508-793-2562
Department
English Department
Link
https://events.holycross.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=11809

Come hear the incredible and harrowing work by Hala Alyan, a Palistinian American poet, fiction writer, and clinical psychologist. Alyan's poetry collections include Atrium (2012), winner of the 2013 Arab American Book Award in Poetry, Four Cities (2015), and Hijra (Southern Illinois University Press, 2016), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry. She is the author of the novel Salt Houses (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017). She has been awarded a Lannan Foundation fellowship and lives in Manhattan. 
Full Bio:
Novelist and Poet Hala Alyan (in conjunction with the W.H. Jenks Chair of Contemporary Letters Fund).
Hala Alyan is a Palestinian American poet, fiction writer, and clinical psychologist who was born in Carbondale, Illinois, and grew up in Kuwait, Oklahoma, Texas, Maine, and Lebanon. She earned a BA from the American University of Beirut and an MA from Columbia University. While completing her doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University, she specialized in trauma and addiction work with various populations. Alyan's poetry collections include Atrium (2012), winner of the 2013 Arab American Book Award in Poetry, Four Cities (2015), and Hijra (Southern Illinois University Press, 2016), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry. She is the author of the novel Salt Houses (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017). She has been awarded a Lannan Foundation fellowship and lives in Manhattan.

This event is sponsored by the W.H. Jenks Chair of Contemporary Letters and by the Creative Writing Program.



Categories: English

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