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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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Boston Theater Marathon XV

12:00 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2013
10:00 pm on Sunday, May 12, 2013
Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts 527 Tremont Street, Boston
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Alexa Mavromatis
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre presents the 15th annual Boston Theater Marathon and the fifth year of The Warm-Up Laps. The Boston Theater Marathon features 53 ten-minute plays, by 54 New England playwrights, produced by 53 New England theatres in 10 hours. The Boston Theater Marathon has brought playwrights, directors and theatres together over the past 15 years in an effort to foster collaboration between artists and producers. Many playwrights have enjoyed full-length productions with collaborating theatres because of the relationship forged during the Boston Theater Marathon. The Warm-Up Laps will feature Windowmen by Steven Barkhimer at 12pm (sponsored by SpeakEasy Stage Company), Shelter by Miranda Craigwell at 2pm (sponsored by Huntington Theatre Company), and Widow’s Walk by Deirdre Girard at 4pm (sponsored by Company One). The Warm-Up Laps are presented in collaboration with The Boston Center for the Arts and their resident theatres in the Deane Rehearsal Hall at the Calderwood Pavilion and are free and open to the public. All net proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund which provides financial support to theatres and theatre artists in times of need. Supported in part by the Center for the Humanities at Boston University.