Occasional Sunday mornings at 10, we host an hour-long, live-streamed conversation between and among local writers, scholars, activists and others on topics of particular and timely interest to Bay Area residents.
This morning, Kitty Costello, co-editor of a new anthologyÂ of Muslim American writers’ essays, fiction and poetry on a variety of themes — identity, ancestry, immigration, home and more — has invited the poet Tehmina Khan to join her for discussion of some issues raised in the anthology. Khan, who teaches at City College of San Francisco, will also touch on that crucial institution’s role in our civic life, its value to the community and the challenges it faces.
Muslim American Writers at Home: Stories, Essays and Poems of Identity, Diversity and Belonging, is newly published by Freedom Voices, which produces works that speak to or from communities on the margins. Founded in 1989 in San Franciscoâ€™s Tenderloin District the press has grown from its origins as a community publisher to include works from around the globe.
Watch on our YouTube channel or Facebook page — and send your comments and questions via the chat function of either platform for us to relay to the participants.
Can’t catch the program at 10 a.m. on Sunday? You’ll find it on our YouTube channel and Facebook page shortly after the program ends, so tune in at your convenience.
Bird & Beckett is open to your suggestions of topics and individuals who we might invite to future conversations.
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