College of Western Idaho’s English department Writers and Words Reading Series is bringing Storyfort to you! Join us as we welcome award-winning author, speaker, and actress, Reema Zaman, to the Nampa Campus Academic Building Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m., for a reading of her memoir, I Am Yours, followed by a Q&A session.
Zaman, an award-winning author, speaker, and actress, was born in Bangladesh, raised in Hawaii and Thailand, and presently lives in Oregon. She is Oregon Literary Arts’ Writer of Color Fellow for 2018. Her essays have been published in The Guardian, The Rumpus, Narratively, SHAPE, VIDA, and elsewhere. She proudly partners with various organizations, like Girls Inc. and Literary Arts, to help empower diverse voices, both youthful and older, spanning cultures.
Her memoir, I Am Yours, published by Amberjack Publishing, was released in February 2019 and has received glowing reviews. Lidia Yuknavitch, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Joan and fiction headliner at Storyfort 2018 writes, “My heart just burst into a thousand songs after reading I Am Yours by Reema Zaman. From the first word to the last, this story is phenomenal triumph of one woman's body and voice rising up and through a culture that would quiet her. Moving through experience and language without flinching, Zaman reminds us that to have a body is to bring a soul to life. A stunning debut."
This do not miss event, part of the Visiting Writer Series, is free and open to the public. Contact Malia Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or to learn more.