Sacred Arts Festival Poetry Reading: Fady Joudah

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Poet Fady Joudah, author of four poetry collections, offers a Sacred Arts Festival reading that explores the concept of "origins"

Date & Time:

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Free and Open to the Public


John Roach Center auditorium (JRC 126)

The Sacred Arts Festival celebrates a specific theme each year, using a rich palette of artistic forms that include music, dance, literature, film, and the visual arts. This annual festival events offer opportunities to consider and articulate humanity's understanding of the divine. This year’s festival theme is “Origins,”  which aims to explore beginnings, ancestry, and the divine creative forces that give rise to new art and ideas.

One of the featured artists for this year's festival is poet Fady Joudah, who will explore this concept of “origins” through the lens of poetry. Following his reading, he will take discussion questions from the audience. Copies of Joudah's books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the event.

Joudah has published four collections of poems, The Earth in the Attic, Alight, Textu, a book-long sequence of short poems whose meter is based on cellphone character count; and, most recently, Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance. He has translated several collections of poetry from the Arabic. He was a winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2007 and has received a PEN award, a Banipal/Times Literary Supplement prize from the UK, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Houston with his wife and kids, where he practices internal medicine.

Parking (available for $1/hour after 4pm)

Anderson Parking Facility--located at the corner of Cretin Ave. and Grand Ave.

Morrison Parking Ramp--located beneath Morrison Residence Hall, visitors parking in the Morrison ramp should enter campus at the intersection of Selby Ave. and Finn St. Follow the drive aisle south , under the skyway, toward the stadium. Take a hard right at the end of the drive aisle. The visitor ramp entrance is the eastern entrance beneath the residence hall.

McNeely Parking Ramp--visitor parking is available at the McNeely Ramp only after 4:00 pm and on weekends. The McNeely Ramp entrance is located within parking lot K, underneath McNeely Hall.

Anderson Student Center Parking Garage--visitor parking is available at the Anderson Student Center Parking Garage only after 4:00 pm and on weekends. The Anderson Student Center Parking Garage entrance can be accessed from the Anderson Student Center turnaround off of Cretin Avenue.

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