IWP residents Ali Al Saeed (Bahrain) and Nada Faris (Kuwait) will be joined by an Iowa Writers Workshop poetry student at this free event.
Ali Al Saeed (poet, fiction writer, performer; Bahrain) is the author of the poetry collection Sad Man Dancing (2009), the short story collection Moments (2006), the essay collection The Randomist (2013), and the winner of the 2005 Bahrain Outstanding Book of the Year Award for the novel QuixotiQ. His work has been published in Rolling Stone (Middle East edition) and the Arabesques Review, among other publications.
Nada Faris (fiction writer, poet; Kuwait) is the author of the forthcoming collection [Artemis and other Poems] and the anthology [Before Young Adult Fiction]. Her short stories, poems and articles are featured in Kuwaiti magazines and newspapers, and have been anthologized in the Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction.