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Dima Hilal will read her poetry at Cal State LA in November 2008. Her visit is made possible by the Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, the Cross Cultural Centers, the Department of English, the College of Arts and Letters, the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Hilal's poetry reading will take place on Monday, November 10, 2008 at 6pm in the Los Angeles Room (3rd floor) 

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photo credit: Nicole Caldwell

of the University Student Union. Admission is free and open to the public.

Dima Hilal is a poet and writer, born in Beirut and raised in California, where she studied at the University of California at Berkeley .

   

Her work has appeared in various publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Orion literary journal, Aramco, The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology, edited by Nathalie Handal (Interlink Books, 2001) and Scheherazade's Legacy: Arab and Arab American Women on Writing, edited by Susan Muaddi Darraj (Praeger, 2004).

Her numerous readings include radio appearances on KPFA, KXLU and KPFK. She has been featured at the 

Image of Dima Hilal

photo credit: Jon Ingalls

Beyond Baroque Cultural Center, World Stage, Levantine Cultural Center, Autry Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has been invited to lecture and read at venues such as UC Berkeley, the Association of Writers and Writing Program's Annual Conferences and the Alexandria Library in Egypt.

Last year, her libretto, Raheel, was a finalist in the Oakland East Bay Symphony's Words and Music Project.

Hilal currently resides in Dana Point, California where she is working on a collection of poetry.

Further information on Dima Hilal is available at her website (http://www.dimahilal.com).

For more information, call the Cal State L.A. English Department at (323) 343-4140.

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Dima Hilal's visit is made possible by the Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, the Cross Cultural Centers, the Department of English, the College of Arts and Letters, the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Dima Hilal at CSULA

Schedule
Monday, November 10, 6pm
Los Angeles Room, 3rd Floor, University Student Union (map)
Poetry reading open to the public, free of charge.