Stories That Heal: Abeer Y. Hoque (Nigeria/Bangladesh/U.S.)Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Join us for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Stories That Heal reading series—featuring Abeer Y. Hoque author of Olive Witch: A Memoir!
Stories That Heal is a series that highlights local authors who live with and/or have a loved one who lives with mental health conditions. Their stories of lived experience promote empathy, foster resilience, and uncover the truths about living with a mental health diagnosis.
During each event, an author will read an excerpt from their book and a moderated Q&A will follow.
Please join us as we celebrate Pittsburgh literature and fight stigma!
This Month’s Featured Writer:
Abeer Y. Hoque is a Nigerian born Bangladeshi American writer and photographer. She is the author of a memoir, “Olive Witch” (HarperCollins India 2016), a linked story collection, “The Lovers and the Leavers” (HarperCollins India 2015, Bengal Lights Books 2014), and a monograph, “The Long Way Home” (Ogro Bangladesh 2013). She is the recipient of a 2014 NYFA grant, a 2012 NEA Literature Fellowship, a 2007 Fulbright Scholarship, and the 2005 Tanenbaum Award, and has received fellowships to attend residencies at Sacatar, Saltonstall, SLS St. Petersburg, VCCA, Millay, and Albee. Her writing and photography have been published in Guernica, ZYZZYVA, Outlook Traveller, 580 Split, India Today, the Daily Star, and the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, among others. She has BS and MA degrees from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco, and she has held two solo photography exhibitions. See more at olivewitch.com.