Our 2018 headliners: Sonia Sanchez · Kaveh Akbar · Duy Doan · Jeffrey Harrison · Dorianne Laux · Erika Meitner · Carl Phillips · Nicole Sealey · Sean Thomas Dougherty · Rhina P. Espaillat

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Sunday, May 6 • 9:00am - 10:00am
HER STORY IS: American & Iraqi Women Artists Collaborate in Dubai LIMITED

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Women poets, playwrights, painters, and film-makers from America and from Iraq gathered in Dubai in December 2017 to collaborate, share ideas, and form lasting friendships across cultural borders. Panelists will each share their experiences in Dubai with the HER STORY IS project and will present creative works (poems, film clips, paintings, and brief scenes) which resulted from the amazing time they spent with their Iraqi colleagues. 

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Jennifer Jean

Program Manager, 24PearlStreet Online Writing Program at FAWC
Jennifer Jean’s collections include OBJECT LESSON and THE FOOL. She’s authored OBJECT LESSON: a GUIDE to WRITING POETRY. Her poems and co-translations appear in Poetry, Waxwing, Rattle, The Common, and Salamander. She’s an organizer for the Her Story Is collective and the program... Read More →


Anne Loyer

Anne Loyer has been involved in visual storytelling throughout her career. As part of the Odysseus Project, and while an artist-in-residence at UMass Boston's Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences, she co-led and helped conceive Tamziq: Scattered and Connected... Read More →
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Amy Merrill

Amy is a playwright, producer, and author of many plays. She is pleased to be part of Mass Poetry's Report from Dubai and invites everyone to come to upcoming Her Story Is events : June 15 at Atlantic Wharf, Boston; June 24 at Arts at the Armory, Somerville. Go to Fort Point Theatre... Read More →

Sunday May 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hawthorne Hotel, Library Room