Wednesday, March 7, 2018
7:30 PM
Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex
FREE and open to the public

NOTE: This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Please check back soon for details on the rescheduled event. 

Syrian-born poet and fiction writer Osama Alomar and Whiting Award-winning author Luc Sante read from their work on Wednesday, March 7, as part of the 2017-18 Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series presented by the Program in Creative Writing.


osama alomar headshot

Photo courtesy the author/Blue Flower Arts

OSAMA ALOMAR is one of the most well-respected Arabic poets writing today, and a prominent practitioner of the Arabic al-qisa al-qasira jiddan, the “very short story.” He is the author of Fullblood Arabian in English, and three collections of short stories and a volume of poetry in Arabic. Alomar’s first full-length collection of stories, The Teeth of the Comb, was published by New Directions in April 2017. His short stories have been published by, Noon,, The Coffin Factory, Electric Literature, and The Literary Review. He also performs as a musician. Osama Alomar travels with his translator, Christian Collins.


luc sante headshot

Photo by Laura Levine

LUC SANTE’s books include Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and The Other Paris. He has been a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books since 1981 and has written for a wide variety of other publications. His awards include a Whiting award, an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Grammy (for album notes), an Infinity award in writing from the International Center of Photography, and Guggenheim and Cullman fellowships. He teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.


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