"we pretended that the ginkgo nuts were bombs/ filled with lethal gases,// that the branches were stairs/ leading to our home with green walls/ and windows you could see out of but not into,
Tuesday, April 19 | 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
1 Washington Place | Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Gallatin Global Writers, a Writing Program series, highlights contemporary international authors and the diverse literary traditions and cultures from which their writing arises.
Award-winning Israeli journalist and Global Faculty in Residence Amira Hass will read from her work and discuss writing as social action.
Hass joined Haaretz, Israel’s oldest newspaper, in 1989 and has been the paper’s correspondent for the Occupied Territories since 1993. Her book Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land under Siege (Holt, 2000) is an account of the three-year period during which she lived in Palestinian enclave of Gaza. Her other books include Reporting from Ramallah: An Israeli Journalist in an Occupied Land(Semiotext(e)/Active Agents, 2003) and Diary of Bergen-Belsen: 1944–1945 (Haymarket Books, 2009).
**April 19 is the date of the New York presidential primary elections. Please vote early in the day.**