PiP 129 Featuring Dania Ayah Alkhouli

Poets in Pajamas brings you Dania Ayah Alkhouli at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on January 16 with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.

By clicking “going” to the Facebook event, you will let us know to expect you and will ensure that you are sent a reminder, so you don’t forget. Remember to prepare your questions for the featured poet, too!

Dania Ayah Alkhouli (a.k.a. Lady Narrator) is a Syrian writer, blogger, poet, editor, and author, born and raised in Southern California. Alkhouli earned her B.A. in Sociology and her M.A. in Public Policy & Administration from Cal State Long Beach. She published her debut book at 19, titled 91 at 19. In 2017 she released her second poetry book, Oceans & Flames, a collection of poetry shedding light on her experience with, and survival of, domestic violence. Her work has been featured in four anthologies. Alkhouli’s work centers on feminism, mental health, sexuality, identity, culture, religion, her war-torn homeland, Syria, and on grief, loss, and death. She has been featured on Buzzfeed and Jubilee Media, and has performed across national venues such as Da Poetry Lounge in Los Angeles, House Slam in Boston, and Busboys & Poets in D.C. In 2012, Alkhouli and her mother cofounded the nonprofit organization, A Country Called Syria, a traveling exhibition and set of events showcasing the history and culture of their country. Early 2020, Alkhouli released her third poetry book, Contortionist Tongue, with Moon Tide Press, a collection weaving into words the experience of being a Muslim Syrian woman in today’s socio-political climate. You can follow her on social media at @lady_narrator and @acountrycalledsyria.

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Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday January 16th, 2021 When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).