To be born a writer and an Arab-American in this lifetime creates an imperative for my work. Despite an education that led me away from politically charged writing, my life, my family’s country and the political climate demanded I give voice to nuanced characters and moments that have no complication in the media.
On this page, you’ll find information about the published works of Elmaz Abinader, including her most recent release: This House, My Bones (Aquarius Press/Willow Books/AUXmedia, 2014) her forthcoming work, ALMOST A LIFE (Working title) and her featured media publications. Look for my story Queen of Spades in Nimrod International Journal. My current project is a…
An educator and mentor for many years, Elmaz puts her energy to helping writers and writers-of-color grow and evolve, through her many teaching lives. Click below to learn about future and past creative writing workshops lead by Elmaz Abinader.
October 4, A Conversation with Patricia Smith at Mills College, 7pm Lisser Hall
October 24, Graffiti Book Launch & Panel . 6:30 -8:30 Southern Exposure