Open discussion with Iman Mersal
Friday, 10 August 2012 – 10 pm
Iman Mersal is an Egyptian poet and writer. She lives with her family in Canada where she works as a professor at the University of Alberta. She is one of the most important and beautiful voices among Arabic prose writers. She wrote three poetry collections: A Dark Passage is Suitable for Learning to Dance, Walking as Long as Possible, and Alternative Geography and she is waiting to publish her new collection. Also, she writes various articles on her personal blog and for many other cultural periodicals.
In this discussion, Iman will read, for the first time in Alexandria, a selection of her poems – new and old. During an open conversation with the public, she will discuss her relationship with Alexandria, her understanding of cosmopolitanism, and her perspective of the Egyptian revolution from Canada.
The event begins at 10 pm