Join us to celebrate the launch of Marianna's Beauty Salon, Bushra Rehman's first collection of poetry. Rehman will be joined on stage by Quincy Scott Jones (The T-Bone Series), Sadia Shepard (The Girl from Foreign) and Dulani (The Revolution Starts at Home). DJ Rekha will close the night with a special DJ set.
Bushra Rehman grew up in Corona, Queens, but her mother says she was born in an ambulance flying through the streets of Brooklyn. Her first novel Corona was noted by Poets & Writers among 2013’s Best Debut Fiction and featured in the LA Review of Books as a work of notable South Asian American literature. She co-edited the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, one of Ms. Magazine’s “100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time.” Rehman’s first young adult novel, the prequel-midquel to Corona, is forthcoming from Tor/Macmillan. She is the creator of the popular writing workshop series for POC and allies: Two Truths and a Lie: Writing Memoir and Autobiographical Fiction. Her new collection of poetry, Marianna’s Beauty Salon, spans twenty years of poetic work.
Cosponsored by Asian American Writers' Workshop, South Asian Women's Creative Collective, and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.