Here at the Fig Writer’s Studio we are proud to admit we have favorites! Lucky for us, and Houston, one of our favorites is coming to Houston this month to read from her brilliant work.
Ru Freeman is the author of the novels A Disobedient Girl (Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2009) and On Sal Mal Lane (Graywolf, 2013), a New York Times Editor’s Choice Book. Both novels have been translated into several languages including Italian, French, Hebrew, Dutch, and Chinese. She is the editor of the ground-breaking anthology, Extraordinary Rendition: American Writers on Palestine (2015). Her writing appears internationally including in the UK Guardian, the New York Times, and the Boston Globe. She blogs for the Huffington Post on literature and politics, is a contributing editorial board member of the Asian American Literary Review, and is the recipient of many fellowships including from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and the Lannan Foundation. She is the 2014 winner of the Sister Mariella Gable Award for Fiction, and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction by an American Woman. She is also an incredibly generous and kind human being.
Ru Freeman will be reading with the American Book Review Reading Series at University of Houston-Victoria (in Victoria and Katy) on October 26 & 27. Our very own Kafah Haggerty will join Ru and read from her own work in Katy on October 27!
Details are in the links and below!
October 26, 2017 at the University of Houston-Victoria – Victoria Campus
Noon to 1:00 pm at the Alcorn Auditorium (UW 204)
October 27, 2017 at the University of Houston-Victoria – Katy Campus, School of Arts & Sciences
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
You may reserve your seat to Friday’s reading by clicking here.
Join us and get inspired!