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SPAG - November 4, 2007 at 4:00 p.m - LINES OF TRANSMISSION: Writing from and Away from Migration

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    SPAG - November 4, 2007 at 4:00 p.m - LINES OF TRANSMISSION: Writing from and Away from Migration

    On the first day off daylight saving time (don't forget to set back your clocks!)

    Writing from and Away from Migration

    Four writers of Washington Heights/Inwood from different traditions, with different talents, portray in very different ways the ongoing struggle between assimilation and preservation, between separateness and hybridity, between historic recuperation and the re-imagined self

    Rouben Cholakian from a child's point of view,  endearing stories about growing up Armenian-American 
    Nancy Haiduck poems of nugration from the rural to the urban
    Amir Parsa writing in English, French and Persian: radical and polyphonic
    Ana-Ofelia Rodriguez reading from "Los Guloyas," her essay in Voces, an  anthology on immigrant women's experience.

    Rouben Cholakian has spent his professional life immersed in the literature of medieval France, translating, observing, teaching and commenting, His mystery novel  is entitled Murder on the Junior Year in France. He will be reading on November 4th from the Avedis stories based on his experience growing up within the Armenian-American community.

    Nancy Haiduck won the 2003 Poetry Competition of the National League of American Pen Women. Her poetry can be found in online at PrairieHomeCompanion and in The Paterson Literary Review and The 2004 Anthology of New England Writers. She teaches at City College.

    Amir Parsa is the author of ten literary books, including most recently Divan and Drive-by Cannibalism in the Baroque Tradition. His multilingual writing has been read and performed at various venues the U.S. and in Europe. His L'opéra minora is in the MoMA Library Artists' Books Collection and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. He was
    recently included in a new anthology of French and Francophone poets.

    Ana-Ofelia Rodriguez is Director of Community Development and Government Affairs or the Broadway Housing Communities and an adjunct professor at BMCC. She holds a PhD in 19th Century Spanish literature from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She was born in the Dominican Republic. Her essay "Los Guloyas" appears in Voces, an  anthology of writings on immigrant women's experience edited by Mary Gratereaux.

    Sunday Best Reading Series
    Spoken-word performances by fiction writers, poets, and dramatists

    The Lounge, Hudson View Gardens
    Pinehurst Avenue and 183rd Street

    November 4th at 4:00 p.m. 
    Suggested donation of $5 includes one free drink
    Reception after to meet the writers sponsored by the Spoken Arts Group of Hudson View Gardens

    By subway from downtown: Take the A train to 181st Street. Be at the front of the train. Walk upstairs; take the elevator to Fort Washington Avenue. Cross the little park you'll see (Bennett Park), bearing left around the great circle. When you've crossed the park, you'll be on Pinehurst Avenue. Look left. You'll see 183rd Street, which continues into Hudson View Gardens as a private road. To your right, you'll see a sign that says "The Lounge."

    Ask about our program of special discounts for student and other groups.

    Patricia Eakins, Curator
    Sunday Best Reading Series
    Hudson View Gardens
    116 Pinehurst Avenue
    New York, NY 10033

    212-923-7800 x1342


    "...a sumptuous setting. The room just glowed in the late afternoon
    sun, jammed with friends and members of our tribe. And the delicate,
    fresh touch of the flowers set up on either side of the podium ... simply elegant!
    Not too much, not too little." 
    --Elaine Sexton, poet, author of Sleuth and Causeway

    "The space, audience, and whole event was so thoughtfully put together. 
    The reception, especially, was great as we
    all had a chance to talk."
      --Suzanne Parker, poet and director of the Brookdale Visiting Writers Series

    Want to Study Writing with Patricia Eakins?

    "The Stories You have to Tell"
    Find your writer's voice in a supportive, informal, roundtable setting. Whether you are writing from observation or invention or both, this course will help you realize your vision as you extend your power of revision. Gain confidence and fluency and a better sense of your storytelling strengths.

    Sponsored by the Ventures Program, YM-YWHA of Inwood
    8 Sessions, Thursday at 7:00, beginning in November
    Location TBD, but in Washington Heights
    A bargain at $65! To find out more about enrollment, e-mail <>.

    Going to AWP?  Hear Patricia Eakins read with kindred spirits:
    "Northern Gothic: Readings from the North Country."
    Patricia Eakins, Mermer Blakeslee, Janice Eidus, Jessica Treat, Rilla Askew (moderator).

    February 2, 2008 10:30-11:45AM. at the Hilton, New York, NY.

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