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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Irish Voices: A Reading and Conversation with Ciarán Carson

Starts:
6:00 pm on Monday, April 8, 2013
Ends:
7:30 pm on Monday, April 8, 2013
Location:
Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 906
Ciarn Carson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1948, into an Irish-speaking family. He is the author of a number of collections of poetry, including The Irish for No (1987), winner of the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award; Belfast Confetti (1989); First Language: Poems (1994), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize; Breaking News (2003), winner of the Forward Poetry Prize; For All We Know (2008); On the Night Watch (2010); and Until Before After (2010). The event will be moderated by Meg Tyler, Associate Professor of Humanities at Boston University. Following the reading, Ciarn, who plays flute and whistle, and his wife Deirdre, an accomplished fiddler, will perform a selection of traditional Irish music. Free and open to the public. Reception, book-signing, and musical performance to follow.