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First Tuesdays Presents Abeer Hoque

When: October 1, 2019
Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372.
Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30)
Cost: $5 minimum purchase at the food counter.
More Information: Richard Jeffrey Newman

Abeer Hoque is a Nigerian-born Bangladeshi-American writer and photographer. She is the author of a coffee table book of travel photographs and poems, The Long Way Home (Ogro Bangladesh, 2013), the linked story collection, The Lovers And The Leavers (HarperCollins India, 2015), and a memoir, Olive Witch (Harper360, 2017). She is the recipient of a 2019 DISI Storytellers fellowship, a 2018 Queens Arts Council grant, a 2014 NYFA grant, a 2012 NEA Literature Fellowship, a 2007 Fulbright Scholarship, and the 2005 Tanenbaum Award, and she has attended residencies at Albee, Saltonstall, SLS, Millay, and VCCA. Her writing and photography have been published in Barrelhouse, Guernica, Catapult, ZYZZYVA, Elle, Outlook Traveller, Bustle, 580 Split, India Today, Terrain.org, the Daily Star Bangladesh, and the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, among others. She has BS and MA degrees from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco, and she has held two solo photography exhibitions. See more at olivewitch.com.

Here’s a video-excerpt from The Lovers and the Leavers:

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