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GVSU Writers Series: Khaled Mattawa

Posted on September 21, 2010

Next up in the GVSU Writers Series is Khaled Mattawa, on Wednesday, September 22, at 7 p.m. in Room 2263 Kirkhof Center, on the Allendale Campus.

Born in Benghazi, Libya in 1964, Mattawa immigrated to the U.S. when in his teens. The author of four books of poetry, most recently Tocqueville (2010), he has translated eight volumes of contemporary Arabic poetry and co-edited two anthologies of Arab American literature.

Mattawa, who teaches in the Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is the recipient of many prestigious awards including, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Alfred Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and three Pushcart Prizes. 

For more information, contact Visiting Professor Amy McInnis Norkus in the Writing Department, at, or (616) 331-8719.

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