June 25, 2015 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

In a special event sponsored by The University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, Kiki Petrosino, Alisa Ganieva and Karim Alrawi will read from their work. 

Kiki Petrosino is the author of the poetry collections, 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 creative writing at the University of Louisville.

Alisa Arkadyevna Ganieva is a literary critic, editor, and writer. Her first novel, Salam Dalgat!, published under a male pseudonym, won the 2009 Debut Prize. She has since published Russia, A Flight of Archaeopteryx, and The Mountain and the Wall, which has recently been published in translation in the United States. Originally from Dagestan, she currently lives in Moscow.  

Karim Alrawi is a noted playwright and children’s book author. He has over 30 professionally produced plays to his credit and has won many national and international awards. He is the author of the children’s books The Mouse Who Saved Egypt and The Girl Who Lost Her Smile. Born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, he now lives in Vancouver BC.