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August 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT

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The Muse Writers Center
2200 Colonial Ave, Suite #3
Norfolk, VA 23517 United States

Celebration of Women Writers in Translation

August is Women in Translation Month (#WITmonth), highlighting excellent women writers whose work deserves greater attention in English translation.  Please join us on Sunday, August 30 6pm EST for this reading to hear Virginia writers and translators share their work and the words of the women who have influenced them, along with some new translations!  With our special guest, the Poet Laureate of Virginia, Luisa Igloria.

This virtual reading will be streamed live here and on Facebook.

Readers include:

  • Luisa Igloria, current Poet Laureate of Virginia & author of several award-winning collections
  • Joanna Eleftheriou, writer & the author of This Way Back
  • Amanda Galvan Huynh, poet & author of Songs of Brujería
  • Lorrie Jean-Louis, poet & the author of La femme cent couleurs
  • Fabienne Kanor, writer, filmmaker, & winner of the Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe et du Tout-Monde
  • Sofia Starnes, Poet Laureate of Virginia (2012-2014) & author of The Consequence of Moonlight
  • Scholar Dr. Afef Benessaieh, University of Québec
  • Scholar Dr. Peter Schulman, Old Dominion University
  • hosted by Catherine Fletcher

This event is co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of Virginia