Date(s) - September 21, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hedy Habra will read from her award-winning collections, Tea in Heliopolis (Press 53 2013) and The Taste of the Earth (Press 53 2019). In these memoirs in poems, she revisits her upbringing in Heliopolis, Egypt, and her memories of pre-strife Lebanon, contrasting them with her impressions upon revisiting these countries after decades of absence. These poems and photographs weave together personal memories with history, myth, and culture, recalling the intersecting roots of culture and language in an act of artistic recollection that bridges time and space.