Writers Fawzia Afzal-Khan and Herbert Hadad will be the featured authors at this month’s July 15 Twilight Readers’ Series event hosted by The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Drive, at the Philipse Manor railroad station in Sleepy Hollow.
Ms. Afzal-Khan will read from Lahore with Love, her memoir of growing up in Pakistan.
It weaves together intimate stories of women celebration the strength they derive from their mutual bonds. It is a rich portrait of daily life in Pakistan, providing a clear-eyed look at a country that evokes both fierce loyalty and utter despair from its inhabitants. Afzal-Khan is a professor of English and director of Women’s Studies at Montclair State University, the author of several books of scholarly criticism, and the editor of the recent best selling anthology, Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out. She has lectured all over the world, is the winner of several prestigious fellowships and is a Fulbright Scholar. She is a performance artist as well, working in the classical vocal North Indian tradition, and a founding member of the theatre collective, Faim de Siècle.
Herb Hadad is the author of the recently released memoir, Finding Immortality: The Making of One American Family. A former contributing reporter and essayist for The New York Times, he has most recently been published in the International Herald Tribune and the Gannett newspapers. Hadad is a favorite instructor at the Writers’ Center, and, as Press Officer for the U.S. Dept. of Justice, he serves the U.S. attorney’s offices in Manhattan and White Plains.
Light refreshments will be served and the authors’ books will be available for purchase. There is a modest $5 fee for the reading. For more information and for an updated schedule of readings, workshops and events, visit our website, HYPERLINK “http://www.writerscenter.org” www.writerscenter.org, or call 914-332-5953
The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, Inc., is a non-profit corporation dedicated to nurturing a community in which literary writers and those who love literature celebrate and further the creative process. The Center presents public readings by established and emerging writers, offers a variety of writing workshops in many genres, organizes educational programs for school children and people with special needs, and publishes new works of literature under the imprint of Slapering Hol Press.
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The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
Twilight Readers’ Series
Thursday, July 15, 7:30pm