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The language and literature department <> at EMU will
hold its second Writers Read <> program of
the year Thursday, Oct. 13.

Renown author and artist Sehba Sarwar, will read from her works following
the dinner at 5:30 p.m. in Martin Chapel of the seminary
building<>at EMU. Several of the authorís
books will be available for purchase. A book
signing and short question and answer session with the author will follow
the dinner.

Sarwar is a writer, multidisplinary artist and activist, currently based in
Houston, Texas, where she serves as founding director of Voices Breaking
Boundaries (VBB), and is an active voice at KPFT Pacifica Radio 90.1 FM.

She has continued to teach writing and multidisciplinary arts workshops at
all levels, in both Pakistan and in the United States. Sarwar has moved
between the city of her birth Karachi, Pakistan, to her adopted city,
Houston, Texas where she has recreated a community similar to the one in
which she was raised. Her writings have appeared in anthologies, newspapers,
and magazines in India, Pakistan, and the U.S., and her work (writings,
installations and videos) explores displacement and womenís issues between
South Asia and the U.S.

Sarwar is the author of the novel *Black Wings*, and her short stories have
appeared in Muneeza Shamsieís 2008 anthology of Pakistani women writers *And
The World Changed* and in *Neither Night Nor Day*. Her essays have appeared
in publications including *The News on Sunday, The New York Timesí Sunday
Magazine* and *Callaloo*.

Writers Read, a program sponsored by the EMU language and literature
department, is a special dinner event featuring authors who read from and
comment on their work.

*Tickets and reservations -- CALL FOR RESERVATIONS BY FRIDAY 10/7.

Reserve tickets
*online*<>or by
calling the language & literature department at 540-432-4168.

   - General Admission $15
   - EMU students with meal plan $5
   - All other students $7