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Cornerstone Hall, Room 404

Promiti Islam Speaking at Laurel Ridge Community College

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Promiti Islam Speaking at Laurel Ridge Community College
Promiti Islam Speaking at Laurel Ridge Community College

Time & Location

Mar 21, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cornerstone Hall, Room 404, 173 Skirmisher Ln, Middletown, VA 22645

About the Event

Join Laurel Ridge's English 112 class for an interactive discussion on how identity is tied to writing and literature with Promiti Islam, current writer-in-residence at the Peter Bullough Foundation.

This event is generously sponsored in part by the Marion Park Lewis Foundation for the Arts and First Bank.

About the Artist

Promiti Islam (she/they) is a writer and educator based in New York City. The daughter of Bangladeshi immigrants, Promiti learned early on of the power of language to mobilize communities and reimagine the world. They have received support from Kundiman, Asian American Feminist Collective, and The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. Promiti received the Kundiman Mentorship Lab Fellowship in Creative Non-Fiction and was a finalist for the Esalen Writers Camp WritingxWriters Fellowship. With their work, Promiti seeks to uplift the nuanced ways in which we experience the world through culture, diaspora, alienation, and a sense of home. They have a B.A. from Wesleyan University and M.A. from Columbia University in Peace and Human Rights Education. Promiti loves the ocean, pop culture trivia, and black eyeliner. 

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