This panel presentation will give insights to the lives of three Muslim women studying at Wright State. The guest speakers will share their experiences and prejudices they have faced in the U.S. They will also break down common stereotypes against Muslim women.
This lecture is part of the Reading for Peace: Celebrating the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, which is sponsored by WSU CELIA (The State of Ohio Center of Excellence for Collaborative Education and Leadership in the Arts located at Wright State University) and co-sponsored by the WSU Department of English, Creative Writing Committee, Center for Teaching and Learning, and Peace Lecture Committee.
Writing toward Peace Workshop: The Sojourn and the Process. 9:05-10:00 (space limited, contact English@wright.edu to register). Andrew Krivak will share his process of discovery as he wrote The Sojourn focusing particularly on process of becoming conscious of the novel’s narrative arc culminating in a place of peace.
Novelist Sharon Short reads from her luminous 2013 novel My One Square Inch of Alaska (Penguin/Plume) a coming-of-age story about a pair of siblings in a gritty 1953 paper mill town in Ohio, yearning to break free of the strictures of their family, their times, and their town. An alumna of the Wright State University Department of English Language and Literatures, Short is a recipient of a 2012 Ohio Arts Council Literary Artist's Fellowship and was a 2013 Featured Author for the Ohioana Book Festival.