BETWEEN THE LINES
The International Writing Program presents authors Armen of Armenia, Ameena Hussein, and Kiki Petrosino, who will read from their work. Armen of Armenia is a writer and activist. His first book The Return of Kikos is a collection of interactive short stories, which encourages readers to act as co-authors. His work has appeared in the literary almanac Inqnagir and the Gretert literary newspaper.
Ameena Hussein is a sociologist, editor, publisher, and novelist from Sri Lanka. She has published two award-winning short story collections, Fifteen, and Zillij. She was an editor of Sometimes There is No Blood, a survey of research on violence against rural women by the International Centre of Ethnic Studies in Colombo and the editor of Nethra, a creative literary journal. In 2003 she co-founded the Perera Hussein Publishing House. Her novel The Moon in the Water was long-listed for the 2007 Man Asia Literary Prize, and appeared in print in early 2009. She lives in Sri Lanka.
Kiki Petrosino is the author of the poetry collections Witch Wife, Fort Red Border, and Hymn For The Black Terrific. She is the co-editor of Transom, an on-line poetry journal. She is a graduate of The Iowa Writer's Workshop and teaches at the University of Louisville where she directs the Creative Writing Program.