Elmaz Abinader, 39th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Elmaz Abinader

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



ODU Virginia Beach

Author/Artist Bio

Elmaz Abinader is a poet, memoirist, playwright, and novelist. Her first memoir, Children of the Roojme, a Family’s Journey from Lebanon, chronicles three generations of immigrants battling dislocation and tradition. Her most recent poetry collection, This House, My Bones, earned the Willow Press/Aquarius press Editor’s Selection. She has won the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Poetry award, a Goldies Award for Literature, and two Oregon Drama awards. She has been a Fulbright Senior Fellow to Egypt and is one of the founders of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation. She currently teaches creative writing at Mills College.


Abinader read on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.


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