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IN THE COMMUNITY: Writing Program with Gibraltar Students

December 14, 2021

Write On In The Community

MEET AND WRITE WITH SAMINA HADI-TABUSSUM

As part of our on-going community programming efforts, we present a special programs for Gibraltar Area High School students to meet with author Samina Hadi-Tabussum and engage in an interactive writing activity.

During her workshop, she will share her craft and walk through two short stories with the high school students. She will read aloud one story, “Maqbool,’ and share her thoughts on why she chose certain plots and motifs. She will then engage the students in a conversation about her immigrant background. Next, the students will tear apart the short story “Lateef” and identify aspects of craft and meaning in that story. Lastly, the students will work on a series of interactive writing prompts that focus on the key themes of memory, childhood, place and the everyday in their own writerly lives.

This program is not open to the public.

Samina Hadi-Tabassum, EdD, is a professor at Erikson Institute in Chicago where she teaches graduate courses in cognitive and language development. She is the mother of three children, one who is an undergraduate at UCLA and two in middle school. She published a short story titled “Maqbool” in New Orleans Review in June 2018. “Maqbool” is also a chapter in a Penguin anthology focusing on Muslim writers: The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales By Muslims Worldwide. Her second short story titled “Sajid” was published in The Chicago Review in 2020 and won the Distinguished Story award by the Best American Short Stories series publication. Subsequently, in 2021, she has published “Lateef” in Another Chicago Magazine and “Khalid” in The Louisville Review. In addition to writing short stories, she has published poetry in journals such as Tin House, Copper Nickel, and Main Street Rag. Her first book of poems titled Muslim Melancholia was published in 2017 by Red Mountain Press.

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December 14, 2021
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