Free event features a reading of excerpts and a conversation with the artists.
Join us for this reading of excerpts from our upcoming production of Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat by Yussef El Guindi. The reading will be followed by a conversation with director Torange Yeghiazarian about representation of Arab-American writers and stories in mainstream media.
Saturday, October 8, at 4:30pm
Falafel Hut (1145 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901)
About Our Enemies:
Struggling writer Gamal hates the way his fellow Arab-Americans represent their culture on American media. It’s easy enough to take out his frustration on literature superstar Mohsen and local mosque leader, Sheikh Alfani. But when his own girlfriend and novelist Noor gets an offer from a major publisher backed with a national media campaign, how will Gamal manage his frustration?
This event is part of Litquake San Rafael — a unique, one-day, locally run and sponsored event. It brings nationally published authors to town for a walking event through the downtown corridor. Litquakers can stroll from one end of Fourth Street to the other and hear works read by their favorite authors from a wide variety of genres. The entire event is free and open to the public.