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OFF THE PAGE: Maaza Mengiste and Kimiko Hahn in Conversation
November 10, at 7:00 pm
Join us in conversation with two Queens College professors and authors, Maaza Mengiste and Kimiko Hahn, in the inaugural program of a new reading series, OFF THE PAGE: Conversations with Writers. This program with Professors Mengiste and Hahn is sponsored by the Queens College Department of English and the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation. The event will be hosted and moderated by Queens College professor and author Vanessa Perez-Rosario.
Maaza Mengiste was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A Fulbright Scholar and professor in the MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation program at Queens College, she is the author of The Shadow King, which has been short-listed for the prestigious Man Booker Prize, and Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, named one of the Guardian’s Ten Best Contemporary African Books. Her work can be found in The New Yorker, Granta, and the New York Times, among other publications. She lives in New York City.
Kimiko Hahn is the author of ten collections of poems. Her honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Voelcker Award, and a Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. She is a distinguished professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation, Queens College, City University of New York, and lives in Queens.
OFF THE PAGE: Conversations with Writers is a Queens College series produced by Kupferberg Center for the Arts, the Department of English, the Provost’s Office, and the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. Curated by QC professor and author Vanessa Perez-Rosario.
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Maaza Mengiste photo by Nina Subin. Kimiko Hahn photo by Beowulf Sheehan.