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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

MFA Student Reading

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Location: 232 Decio Hall, English Department

Come listen to the first MFA reading of the semester on January 26th! Readers include Kristyn Garza, Lance Carroll, and Jacob Moniz.

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Friday, January 28, 2022

The Madman of Freedom Square: Hassan Blasim and Jonathan Wright in conversation with Amir Ahmadi Arian

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Location: Live on Zoom

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Hassan Blasim (b. 1973) is an Iraqi writer, poet, and filmmaker who is currently living in Helsinki, Finland. Born in Baghdad, he studied at the city’s Academy of Cinematic Arts where two of his screenplays won the Academy’s Festival Prize for Best Work. In 1998 he was advised by his tutors to leave Baghdad, since the political and critical nature of his films was drawing attention from Saddam’s informants at the Academy. After fleeing and travelling through Europe as a refugee, he settled in Finland in 2004. His debut collection of short stories,

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