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An Arab American Grows Up in L.A

A talk and reading by author, Gregory Orfalea

Thursday, October 01, 2009
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bunche Hall 6275
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Gregory Orfalea is the author of eight books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and memoir, the latest a collection of memoirs and essays ("Angeleno Days") published in 2009 on the University of Arizona Press. His short story collection, "The Man Who Guarded the Bomb" is to appear in 2010 on Syracuse University Press. Currently, he is teaching Arab American Literature at Georgetown in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. He has directed the writing program and Center for Writing at Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California. Professor Orfalea has won several awards for his writing, including grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the California Arts Council. He has served as a judge for the American PEN Award in Research Nonfiction and the Arab American Book Award. A native of Los Angeles, he lives with his family in Washington, DC.

Cost : Admission is free, Parking can be purchased at Lot 2

AmyBruinooge, Center for Near Eastern Studies
(310) 825-1181

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies

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