The Word Works, Poet Lore, and The Writer’s Center present Café Muse, featuring Leila Chatti and Eman Quotah. The chatroom opens at 7pm and features Classical guitar, played by Michael C. Davis and set to a photo slideshow. Registration is free but required to get the Zoom link. To do so go to https://sites.google.com/view/
Leila Chatti is a Tunisian-American poet and author of Deluge (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), winner of the Levis Reading Prize and longlisted for the 2021 PEN Open Book Award, and the chapbooks Ebb (Akashic Books, 2018) and Tunsiya/Amrikiya, the 2017 Editors’ Selection from Bull City Press. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize, grants from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and Cleveland State University, where she was the inaugural Anisfield-Wolf Fellow in Publishing and Writing. She currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is the Mendota Lecturer in Poetry. Her poems appear in The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, The Atlantic, POETRY, and elsewhere.
Eman Quotah is the author of Bride of the Sea, named a best debut novel of 2021 by Booklist. She grew up in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, and Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, USA Today, The Toast, The Establishment, Book Riot, Literary Hub, Electric Literature and other publications. She lives with her family near Washington, D.C., USA.