November 21-28 in Cairo with Sahar El Mougy

Egyptian poet and novelist Sahar El Mougy has invited me to Cairo in November.   Read an article about her.  On Saturday November 24, I will join the writers group Ana Elhekaya to share stories on the theme of Writing the Body – how we perceive our bodies, the role played by societal pressures in the creation of this image, how we feel about our bodies today in the public space.  The outcome of this workshop will be a storytelling
performance intended for Spring 2013.  My  story(ies) will be translated and performed along with the stories from the group. On Monday 26 November, I am invited to read and discuss my poetry with students and staff at the English Department, Cairo University.  The visit is funded by British Council, Egypt.