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A Poetry Reading Paying Homage To Death, Life, Home and Lust
August 10, 2010 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join Split This Rock and the Institute for Policy Studies as we co-sponsor a poetry reading by Palestinian writer/filmmaker Hind Shoufani.
Shoufani has been working in diverse capacities in both the written media and audiovisual industries for the past 12 years. In 2002, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship from Jordan to obtain a Master of Fine Arts from New York University in film writing and directing from the Tisch School for the Arts. Since her graduation, Shoufani has been teaching film in Beirut and Amman, working on her second feature film project, producing/directing short films in the UAE, as well as performing poetry in various cities, and writing for magazines.
Shoufani has a poetry book published by xanadu* 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 is the founder of the “Poeticians” poetry group in Beirut, where readers perform in public once a month in three languages: French, English and Arabic. For the past year she has been traveling- writing, connecting with similar minded activists and artists, and promoting poetry and film.
Shoufani has just published her second book, Inkstains on the Edge of Light, with xanadu* again and was recently released in July 2010. A 300 page volume of poetry, the book is made of collected poems paying homage to Death, Life, Home and Lust.
Please join us!