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CEDAR CREST COLLEGE | 3.23.2021 | Visiting Writers Series Event featuring Annia Ciezadlo

March 15, 2021, @ 10:37 AM

You are invited to the Visiting Writers Series event featuring Annia Ciezadlo on Tuesday, March 23, 7 – 8 pm on Teams. This online reading is open to the public.

Click the link on March 23 to join the live event: Join our Visiting Writers Series live event with Annia Ciezadlo on March 23 at 7 pm on Teams.

Annia Ciezadlo is an author and journalist who writes about food, politics, and how people survive catastrophes. She has covered wars, revolutions, refugees, climate change and coronavirus, often from the same place: the kitchen. She used her experience covering wars in Beirut and Baghdad to write the award-winning book Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War (Free Press, 2011), which won the American Book Award; Books for a Better Life Award; and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the James Beard Foundation Award, and Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. Her nonfiction writing from Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and elsewhere has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Granta, Guernica, Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, The Nation, and other publications.

Annia Ciezadlo teaches creative nonfiction writing this semester at Cedar Crest College.

Her book is among the least political, and most intimate and valuable, to have come out of the Iraq war…  It’s a carefully researched tour through the history of Middle Eastern food. It’s filled with adrenalized scenes from war zones, scenes of narrow escapes and clandestine phone calls and frightening cultural misunderstandings.—The New York Times


Like any successful travelogue writer, she fills her pages with luminous, funny, and stirring portraits of the places and people she came across in her time abroad… She does this all in writing that is forthright and evocative, and she reminds us that the best memoirs are kaleidoscopes that blend an author’s life and larger truths to make a sparkling whole. —Booklist (starred review)

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