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September 13: Good Thunder: Ladan Osman

September 13: Good Thunder: Ladan Osman


The Good Thunder Reading Series begins its 2018-19 season this Thursday, September 13, with a residency by poet Ladan Osman.  Please encourage your students to attend.  I hope you can make one of the events too.  All events are free and open to the public.

  • 10-11 am             Writing Workshop at Emy Frentz Gallery, 523 S. 2nd St.
  • 3-4 pm                  Craft Talk at the 1st Congregational United Church of Christ, 150 Stadium Ct. (This is straight down Stadium Rd., across Stolzman.  A Route 2 city bus conveniently leaves from the CSU around 2:46 pm and stops at the corner of Stadium and James.  Continue on foot for 1 block, then carefully cross Stolzman Rd.)  Books available for purchase.
  • 7:30 pm               Reading in CSU 245.  Books available for purchase.

Ladan Osman is a Somali born artist whose work is a lyric and exegetic response to problems of race, gender, displacement, and colonialism.  She is the author of The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony (U of Nebraska Press, 2015), winner of a Sillerman First Book Prize.  Her next collection, Exiles of Eden, a work of poetry, photos, and experimental text, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press in 2019.  Her work has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Roar, Rumpus, and other journals and has been translated into over ten languages.

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