We stopped sending people to S. Sudan on reunion trips when the new violence broke out. It just didn't seem conscionable to send people back to a war zone where anything could happen. Instead we used our funds to pay for the school tuition of an awardee's sister and also to pay money toward airfare of an awardee's mother to visit her in the US. I am so happy to say that this visit occurred only this week, (October 2016). The awardee and her mother were reunited after close to twenty-five years! Congratulations to the families involved. This is an overwhelming moment. Hearts filled to breaking and eyes welling with tears. Yet there is laughter too and joy.
Attending this year's Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in Washington D.C. next week? Harvard Square Editions is excited to be presenting migrant novel author, Harriet Levin Millan, in conversation with authors Fabienne Joshaphat and Dina Elenbogen in a panel entitled, “When Writers Move In and Out of Their Countries and Genres,”
Friday, February 10th at 9 AM
in the Liberty Salon L, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level 4
What happens when poets delve into fiction and expand not only the borders of genre but their physical and emotional terrain? What explorations do they conduct in their attempt to resist limitations and cross cultural divides? The three panelists have among them written books set in Israel, South Sudan and Haiti. Come hear these practicing writers talk about what they have learned in their journey to overcome ascribed attitudes and identities.
HSE’s How Fast Can You Run
will be for sale on the Politics and Prose Book Fair table or reserve your copy here
, and don’t forget to sign up for How Fast Can You Run’s
Charter for Compassion Global Read that will take place on
Feb. 22 at 12 noon: for free registration, click here