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Author Reading: Dima Alzayat and Fowzia Karimi
Dima Alzayat (Alligator and Other Stories) and Fowzia Karimi (Above Us the Milky Way) will read from their books and participate in a Q&A hosted by Anna Weber from White Whale Books. Attendees will be able to submit questions for the authors at the end of the event.

Jun 13, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dima Alzayat
Dima Alzayat was born in Damascus, Syria, grew up in San Jose, California, and now lives in Manchester. She was the winner of the 2019 Society of Authors’ ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award, a 2018 Northern Writers’ Award, the 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize and the 2015 Bernice Slote Award, runner-up in the 2018 Deborah Rogers Award and the 2018 Zoetrope: All-Story Competition, and was Highly Commended in the 2013 Bridport Prize. Her stories have appeared in Esquire the Bristol Short Story Award Anthology, Prairie Schooner, Enizagam, and the Bridport Prize Anthology. Her story In the Land of Kan’an was included in artist Jenny Holzer’s projection For Aarhus and was part of Holzer’s 2017 exhibition For North Adams at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Her articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Flaunt, The Skinny, and Variety Arabia. Her debut short story collection, ALLIGATOR AND OTHER STORIES, will be published by Picador and Two Dollar Radio in May 2020.
Fowzia Karimi
Fowzia Karimi was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. She immigrated to the US in 1980, after the Soviet invasion of the country. Karimi has a background in Studio Art and Biology. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, California. Her work explores the correspondence on the page between the written and the visual arts. She is a recipient of The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and has illustrated The Brick House by Micheline Aharonian Marcom and Vagrants and Uncommon Visitors by A. Kendra Green. She lives in Texas.
White Whale Bookstore
White Whale Bookstore is a family-owned general interest indie located in Pittsburgh, PA. It was founded in 2016 by Adlai and Jill Yeomans, who built their lives around the belief that books can change the world. It is a thrill to share stories and recommendations with other readers, and to be a part of Pittsburgh’s thriving literary community. With a focus on events, White Whale is a hub of conversation, community, and culture. An open door. A home for book lovers.