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The Fourth Annual Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture: A Reading and Recital

The Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture

dateSeptember 28, 2008 timeSunday, 7:00pm EDT location Miller Theatre, Columbia University
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated
B&W headshots of Edward Said and Adonis with event title

The Arabic poet, Adonis, will read his poems to remember Edward Said on the fifth anniversary of his death. The American poet C.K. Williams will be on hand to read translations of Adonis's poems. The readings will be followed by a piano recital by the pianist Saleem Abboud Ashkar, a protégé of Daniel Barenboim and mentored by Edward Said as well. Also playing will be clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh