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Nathalie Handal

The language and literature department at Eastern Mennonite University will hold a “Writers Read” event 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU.

Nathalie Handal, an award-winning poet, playwright and author, will read from her works.

Ms. Handal teaches and lectures nationally and internationally, most recently in Africa and at Columbia University in New York City. She is the author of the poetry collections, The NeverField and The Lives of Rain and the poetry CDs, Traveling Rooms and Spell. She is editor of The Poetry of Arab Women: A  Contemporary Anthology, an Academy of American Poets Bestseller and winner of the Pen Oakland/Josephine Miles Award, and co-editor along with Tina Chang and Ravi Shankar of Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond (W.W. Norton, 2008).

Her forthcoming poetry book, Love and Strange Horses, will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Admission to the program, which includes dinner, is $15. Registration is required and should be made by noon Friday, Feb. 11. Registrations can be made on line at http://emu.edu/langlit/writers-read/reservations or by calling 540-432-4168.

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