"The Meaning of Being Numerous" A Reading from Beirut, before the Spring

Type: 
Lecture
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Building: 
Nador u. 13
Room: 
001
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 5:30pm
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Date: 
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

The History Department in cooperation with the József Attila Kör (JAK)

cordially invites to a public reading

by

 

Lina Mounzer

 

 

“The Meaning of Being Numerous”

A Reading from Beirut, before the Spring

 

 

Moderation: Professor Nadia Al-Bagdadi and Zsófia Lóránd (PhD cand.)

7th November 2011 Monday, 17.30

Room 001 in the Nador 13

-reception to follow-

 

Lina Mounzer is a writer born and raised mostly in Beirut. Her first short story, "The One-Eyed Man", appeared in Hikayat: An Anthology of Lebanese Women's Writing, published by Telegram Books. She is a regular contributor to Bidoun magazine, a review of contemporary art and culture in the Middle East. She has taught Creative Writing at both the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University, and was until recently a screenwriter for the first web drama series in the Arab world, Shankaboot. She is currently in residence in Budapest in association with JAK, where she is at work on her first novel, The Meaning of Being Numerous.

 

JAK (József Attila Kör / Attila József Circle) is a literary organisation which brings together young professionals from several fields of literature. The exchange program between the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (Germany) and the JAK has been going on since September 2005. Within the frames of the program, two writers from both sides take part in a 3-month residency. The program is supported by the Hungarian Ministry of National Resources / Nemzeti Erőforrás Minisztérium.