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Writers of Color Reading Series

Featuring Fatimah Asghar

 $10 – $55

  The Englert Theatre

Event Description

Box Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(319) 688-2653
info@englert.org

Ticketing:  FREE and open to the public (festival pass not required to this event)

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Full festival schedule available online at witchinghourfestival.com.

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Description

Pakistani-Kashmiri-American poet and Fulbright fellow Fatimah Asghar, popularly known as co-creator and writer of the Emmy-nominated web series Brown Girls, will lead our next installment of the Writers of Color Reading Series. Also featuring Natalia Reyes, K Siyanda Mohutsiwa, Bruna Dantas Lobato, Aimee Fredericksen, Leon Pan, and Joe Emanuel.

About Fatimah Asghar
Fatimah Asghar is a nationally touring poet, performer, educator, and writer. Her work has appeared in POETRY Magazine, BuzzFeed Reader, Academy of American Poets and many others. Her work has been featured on news outlets like PBS, NBC, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post,and others. In 2011, she created REFLEKS, a Spoken Word Poetry group in Bosnia and Herzegovina while on a Fulbright studying theater in post-genocidal countries. She is a member of the Dark Noise collective and a Kundiman Fellow. Her chapbook After was released on Yes Yes Books fall 2015. She is the writer of Brown Girls, an Emmy-nominated web series that highlights a friendship between women of color. In 2017 she was the recipient of a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and was on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Her debut collection of poems If They Come For Us released via on One World/ Random House August 2018

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