Reading & Discussion: Spoken Word and Free Verse with Poet Hind Shoufani

Thu, August 6, 2009 7:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts invites you to an evening of spoken word and a free verse poetry reading by Hind E. Shoufani.

Free and open to the public.

About the writer:

Hind Shoufani is a Palestinian writer and filmmaker, born in 1978 in Lebanon as a refugee, and raised in Amman, Beirut and Damascus. She has been working in diverse capacities in both the written media and audiovisual industry for the past 12 years. Hind was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to obtain a Master of Fine Arts from New York University in film writing and directing from the Tisch School for the Arts.

Hind has a poetry book published in English titled “More light than death could bear” which was named “Book of the Month” by Time Out Beirut in December 2008. She also created a poetry group in Beirut called the “Poeticians” where readers could perform in public once a month in three languages: French, English and Arabic.

Her poetry tackles issues of Palestine, freedom, feminist issues in the Arab world and promotes a different perspective on Arab women. Love, Lust, death and identity are main themes in the free verse poetry.

Hind's first book has been called “a loud book—a ranting, raving, stomping, flailing, wild-curls-everywhere and two-middle-fingers-to-the-world kind of book.” She will also read from her second book, "The Grit edged into our teeth", just completed, and not yet in print.

Last updated: 2009-07-29 16:35:30

Hind Shoufani
Hind Shoufani

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