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Verse Like Water presents Osama Alomar!
March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
“If you laugh, it means you have immunity against hate. This is my responsibility as a writer, to keep writing about love, human rights, human dignity.” –Osama Alomar
Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, presents Syrian story teller and essayist Osama Alomar. One of the most important writers of his home country, Osama strives to preserve “al-qisa al-qasira jiddan,” which in Arabic means a very short story. Come to encounter his delightful mingling of poetry, fables, and political allegory. Osama will be signing his books, Full Blooded Arabian and Teeth of the Comb after the reading, and will offer a craft talk on creativity and the imagination at 1:30. Sponsored by the Central Lakes College English department, Five Wings Arts Council, and Minnesota Public Radio.