Enjoy an evening with writer Qais Akbar Omar at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, as he reads from his latest memoir.
Qais Akbar Omar is the author of A Fort of Nine Towers, published in more than twenty languages. Omar contributed the lead essay, A Talib In Love, for the 2012 anthology, That Mad Game: Growing up in a War Zone. He has also written for The Atlantic and op-eds for The New York Times. He is the coauthor, with Stephen Landrigan, of Shakespeare in Kabul.
Omar was born in 1982 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has a BA in journalism from Kabul University. He studied business at Brandeis University and has an MFA in creative writing from Boston University. Omar serves as a goodwill envoy for Aschiana Foundation in Kabul and for the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women.
The Salon Reading will be held on Tuesday, January 20. The evening begins with a reception at 7:00 pm at 330 Sampsonia Way. The Salon Reading starts at 7:30 pm, and will be followed by dessert and informal discussion at 8:30 pm.