CHICAGO CITY OF REFUGE INITIATIVE

Readings and Remembrance: Writing and Witness

Based on hundreds of interviews across the Middle East and Europe, WENDY PEARLMAN’s ‘We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria’ (HarperCollins, 2017) offers a collection of intimate testimonials and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and exile. Wendy is the Martin and Patricia Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University.

‘Private Spaces Public Places: a woman at home in the world’ (Madeira Press, 2017) a collection of 20 plus essays finding the author, LUCINA KATHMANN, in widely varied roles and spaces: mentoring math students in Chicago; sampling sheep’s brains as the honored guest of the Kurdish PEN chapter; traveling the world as a Vice- President of PEN International, always encouraging women writers working at great odds to make their voices heard.

PEN PROTESTA
REMEMBERING THE MURDERED AND DISAPPEARED WRITERS OF MEXICO 2017
Asesinatos y desapariciones en México Enero 2000 - Septiembre de 2017
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS 2017

1 P.M. – 3 P.M. SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 2017 FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
PIPER HALL LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO LAKE SHORE CAMPUS FREE PARKING

Sponsored by the Ann Ida Gannon Center for Women and Leadership in association with Chicago Network for Justice and Peace and the Guild Literary Complex
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