Event Type: 
Book Reading
Session 3: Saturday, June 2nd: 2:00 - 3:50pm
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In this session, writers directly involved in the struggle for Palestinian rights will read from their work and discuss the present situation. We'll read from the new anthology of Palestinian poetry, 'A Blade of Grass', and Sam Friedman and others will read their 'poems of rage and grief'.


Lynne Lopez-Salzedo is a British writer, artist and activist. She has exhibited her art at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the New Museum in New York, and other museums and galleries in London and New York. Her poetry, art criticism and political commentary has been published in Dissident Voice,... Read more
Sam Friedman Phd. is a poet, AIDS researcher, socialist, and lifelong activist. His first book was Teamster Rank and File. Sam has published hundreds of poems in various magazines and journals, four chapbooks (most recently "Grief and Rage: An American Jew’s Poems on Palestine") and a... Read more
Farid Bitar is a poet/musician/filmmaker. He has read his poetry, performed his music and shown his films in the U.S., Egypt, Palestine, Israel and Iran. Farid’s poetry books are "Footprints in the Mist" and "Treasury of Arabic Love"; his poems are also included in the new... Read more
American dramatist and poet.