Ithaca City of Asylum

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Exiled writer to speak on women, conflict, and the migrant experience Oct. 4 at Buffalo Street Books

For Kanchana Ugbabe, writing is not just a calling. It is also, she says, “almost a strategy for survival.” Ugbabe will read from her fiction and discuss her life as a South Asian, an expatriate, a woman, a teacher and…

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Ithaca Out Loud

  Ithaca City of Asylum (ICOA) will celebrate literacy and freedom of expression and commemorate Banned Books Week 2017 with “Ithaca Out Loud,” an evening of literature and theater, on Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tompkins County…

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Ithaca City of Asylum to Read at Spring Writes Festival

The public is cordially invited to a reading by five writers who are active on the board of Ithaca City of Asylum. The authors will give short readings from their own poetry and prose as part of the Spring Writes…

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Ithaca Out Loud: Ithaca Actors Read Ithaca Authors

Celebrating the freedom to read and write in an entertaining program, “Ithaca Out Loud” showcased the talents of popular local actors reading selections from the works of five nationally recognized local authors. Ithaca City of Asylum and the Tompkins County…

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New Play ‘K2’ Stars ICOA Writer-in-Residence

Apart from her teaching and speaking engagements, ICOA Writer-in-Residence Sonali Samarasinghe also began her Ithaca acting debut in April. Samarasinghe was part of the three-member cast of  “K2,” Patrick Meyers’s play based on the real-life experience of two American climbers…

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