Distinguished Writers Series: Chris Abani and Achy Obejas
February 23, 2010
The event will consist of a reading by the authors followed by a conversation with Colin Channer, series curator, and an open Question and Answer session. Born in eastern Nigeria and currently a resident of southern California, Chris Abani calls himself an “Ibo citizen of the world.” His ten books of prose and poetry have earned several notable awards. He directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Riverside. Achy Obejas is a novelist, poet, journalist and translator. Her work has been translated into Spanish, German, Hungarian, and Farsi. Obejas is currently the Sor Juana Visiting Writer at DePaul University in Chicago.