In collaboration with Litmus Press

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:30pm

About the event

Organized by Litmus Press, Cross-Pollination is a reading series and communal dialogue that aims to strengthen bonds within New York's local literary landscape and inspire cross-cultural inquiry and action. Join us for our second event, featuring readings by Mirene Arsanios and Dalia Elhassan, and media presented by Kenia R. Guillen on behalf of Tierra Narrative, followed by conversation. Moderated and curated by Maryam Ivette Parhizkar, supported in part by the Brooklyn Arts Council

About the readers

Mirene Arsanios is the author of the short story collection, The City Outside the Sentence (Ashkal Alwan, 2015). She has contributed essays and short stories to e-flux journal, Vida, The Brooklyn Rail, The Rumpus, and Guernica, among others. Arsanios co-founded the collective 98weeks Research Project in Beirut and is the founding editor of Makhzin, a bilingual English/Arabic magazine for innovative writing. Her next book, The Autobiography of a Language, is forthcoming with Futurepoem (2021). 

Dalia Elhassan is a Sudanese-American poet and writer by way of Miami and lives in New York City. She is the author of In Half Light, a chapbook in the New-Generation African Poets Series (Sita) published in collaboration with Akashic Books and the African Poetry Book Fund. Her work has placed in several competitions in the past and is featured in a number of publications, including The Kenyon Review, The Oakland Arts Review, and Rattle #59. She is the recipient of the Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prize for nonfiction and was shortlisted for the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. Dalia can be found online @daliaelhassan.

Tierra Narrative (TN) is a production house creating spaces for transnational conversations and collaborations between the Central American diaspora and the homelands. 

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