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'There Was and How Much There Was'

Date: April-01-2017 06:00 PM till April-01-2017 07:30 PM
Location: Mary Dodge Hall, AUB
Contact Person: Events / Ext: 2685 ,
Category: Poetry Performance

The AUB Theater Initiative,
in collaboration with
The Center of Arts and Humanities
The KIP Project on Gender and Sexuality at the Olayan School of Business


There Was and How Much There Was
Poetry performance based on the chapbook of the same title
Written by Zeina Hashem Beck
Directed by Sahar Assaf
Followed by a Q&A and Book Signing

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Place: Mary Dodge Hall, AUB

CAST in alphabetical order:
Marielise Youssef Aad
Nadia Ahmad
Lara Saab
Elyssa Skaff
Soulafa Soubra

Production Manager
Maria Prince

Video Artist
Jamal Jaafar

Art Directors
Bétina Abi Habib
Daniela Atmadjian
Vania Nyambura

Graphic Designer
Soulafa Soubra

This performance is the closing event of the KIP Multidisciplinary Conference on Discrimination and Sexual Harassment.

About the Chapbook:
There Was and How Much There Was is a 2016 Laureate’s Choice, chosen by Britain’s Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, who wrote: “Whether drawing on myth or fairytale, or writing directly from women's experience, these are powerful poems by a new writer with a remarkable gift for storytelling.” It was published by the highly-respected smith|doorstop, known for “talent-spotting marvelous new poets” (The Independent).

The chapbook has received positive reviews, and was featured on the Poetry School Books of the Year 2016, praised for its "fearless reflections on female body politics.” It was also included in “Best of the New Year 2017” on The Washington Independent Review of Books, where it was described as “a combination of cinematic accuracy and dreamlike (hard) truths … a breakthrough book, with unexpected events, and reactions that inform and inspire life as a modern Arab woman.”

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