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Writer to Writer: Hayan Charara & J. Estanislao Lopez

May 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hayan Charara and J. Estanislao Lopez

Virtual VSC: Writer to Writer: Conversations on Craft & Featured Readings series pairs writers together to read from their work and to discuss all aspects of being a working writer. These live virtual events are a window into a writer’s life and also provide access to, and a platform for, diverse voices and writing talent across genres. Conversations may touch on craft, literary friendship, publishing, sustaining a writing practice, and more.

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Hayan Charara is a poet, children’s book author, essayist, and editor. His poetry books are These Trees, Those Leaves, This Flower, That Fruit (Milkweed Editions 2022), Something Sinister (Carnegie Mellon Univ Press 2016), The Sadness of Others (Carnegie Mellon Univ Press 2006), and The Alchemist’s Diary (Hanging Loose Press 2001). His children’s book, The Three Lucys (2016), received the New Voices Award Honor, and he edited Inclined to Speak (2008), an anthology of contemporary Arab American poetry. With Fady Joudah, he is also a series editor of the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize. His honors include the Arab American Book Award, a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lucille Joy Prize in Poetry from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program, and the John Clare Prize.  He is a professor in the Honors College at the University of Houston, where he also teaches creative writing. He is married, with two children.

J. Estanislao Lopez is the author of We Borrowed Gentleness (Alice James Books 2022). His poems have been featured in Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. He lives and teaches in his hometown, Houston.



May 1, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Vermont Studio Center
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Johnson, VT 05656 United States
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