ACC Writer's Project begins March 28

QUEENSBURY Readings by two Iraqi exiles and an Arab-American author will highlight the Voices From the Middle East Writers Series as part of Adirondack Community Colleges (ACC) Writers Project schedule for the Spring 2007 semester. Sinan Antoon, an Iraqi-born journalist, author and film maker, will kick off the spring schedule on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in ACCs Visual Arts Gallery, Dearlove Hall. Diana Abu-Jaber, a novelist born in Syracuse to an American mother and a Jordanian father, will appear Friday, March 30, at 1 p.m. in ACCs Visual Arts Gallery. Poet and Baghdad native Dunya Mikhail will appear Monday, April 2, at 12:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery. Literature is one of the greatest humanizing forces of civilization, said Dr. L⬥ Davidson, director of the Writers Project. The Writers Project decided to present Voices from the Middle East to help Americans inhabit the lives of the people we are fighting for and against. Also appearing this semester will be poets Bruce Guernsey (April 16) and Denise Duhamel (April 25). Guernsey will read from his work at 12:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery. Duhamel will read from her work at 12:30 p.m. in Miller Auditorium, Room 211 in Dearlove Hall. Both poets will be visiting various English classes during their appearances on campus. The programs are open to the public and there is no admission charge. For more information on these programs, please contact L⬥ Davidson at 743-2210 or via email at davidsol@sunyacc.edu.

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