Ithaca City of Asylum

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Sonali Samarasinghe Addresses ICORN Global Meeting in Paris

Sonali Samarasinghe, a former ICOA writer in resident, gave a very eloquent speech about her experiences to the ICORN General Assembly in Paris this spring. Reclaiming the Lost Sonali Samarasinghe speaking at the opening of the ICORN General Assembly in…

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Pittsburgh City of Asylum welcomes new writer

Pittsburgh City of Asylum has announced the arrival of Tuhin Das, their newest exiled writer-in-residence. Tuhin is a poet, short story writer, and editor from Bangladesh.   Since September of 2015, he has been in hiding due to death threats, a…

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Readings and Performances in Honor of Sabeen Mahmud

Raza Rumi invites you to his event. Sunday, April 24 at 2:30 p.m Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca, New York. “Faasla Na Rakhein – Pyar Hone Dein” Let there be no distance – let there be love. A year ago,…

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Raza Rumi at Spring Writes

Sunday, May 1 3:00 – 4:00pm Buffalo Street Books Raza Ahmad Rumi reads from his memoir in progress and will also read some of his political writings on Pakistan and South Asia. The reading will be followed by a Q &A.

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Raza Rumi publishes powerful WorldPost piece

Raza Rumi writes on the need for Pakistan to engage actively in deradicalization. Read more here.

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Rumi speaks at SU and CU

Violent extremism in Pakistan, much in the news of late, will be the subject of two talks by ICOA resident writer Raza Rumi next week at two regional universities. Raza will give a talk on Tuesday, April 5 at Syracuse…

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Cornell Daily Sun features Raza Rumi

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Asylum writer wields pen against sword

The Ithaca Times features Raza Rumi. Click here.

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Raza Rumi reading March 30

LANDSCAPES OF MEMORY: BELONGING, UNBELONGING  a reading by Raza Rumi scholar in residence at Ithaca College’s Honors Program and Ithaca City of Asylum’s featured writer Author of Delhi by Heart: Impressions of a Pakistani Traveler, Raza Rumi will read from his memoir…

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ICOA’s Ithaca Out Loud Event Featured on WSKG Radio

In November 2014 Ithaca City of Asylum presented Ithaca Out Loud, a performance in which Ithaca actors read stories by Ithaca authors. WSKG radio was interested in airing the performance, and in January 2016 they selected “Maintenance,” by Jacob White, “an atmospheric and…

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