Webinar Series | Ten Years After the Arab Spring: Middle East Writers Reflect on the Arab Uprisings - Featuring Khaled Mattawa
Date(s) - 02/17/2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Middle East Institute
The Middle East Institute’s Arts and Culture Center and the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center at George Mason University are pleased to host the third talk in a writers’ series marking the 10th anniversary of the Arab uprisings. Launched this past December, Ten Years After The Arab Spring features the voices of award-winning writers reflecting on the past decade through the lens of their writings and personal experiences.
In our latest talk, Libyan-American poet Khaled Mattawa will discuss his most recent book, Fugitive Atlas, published in October 2020. The collection is an account of refugee crises, military occupations, and ecological degradation, an acute and probing journey through a world in upheaval. Through his poetry, Mattawa examines how we are expected to endure our times, how we inherit the journeys of our ancestors, and how we release those we love into an unpredictable world.
Khaled Mattawa will be in conversation with American author and award-winning poet Christopher Merrill.