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Contributor Event: Summer Awad at Chattanooga Writer’s Guild
November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In November, Exposition Review contributor Summer Awad (“Morbid Curiosity” – 2nd Place in Flash 405, June 2019: “Legacy”) will be presenting at the Chattanooga Writer’s Guild.
CWG presents Summer Awad:
“This month at the CWG, we are honored to present Summer Awad, a playwright and poet. Summer will present some of her influences as a writer, including the spoken word tradition and the long history of Palestinian Resistance Literature (Al-Adab Al-Muqawimah). Summer will read excerpts from WALLS, some slam-style pieces, and some newer work reflecting on Southern and Appalachian identity.
Summer Awad is a Knoxville native of Palestinian descent. She got her start in performance poetry and performs spoken word under the stage name ‘Uncensored.’ Much of her work focuses on biculturalism, politics, and feminism, drawing from both her Palestinian and Southern identities. Her poetry has appeared online in Exposition Review and Little Rose Magazine and on the radio on WDVX’s Wordstream. Poetry awards include 2018 Big Ears Poetry Slam Champion and 2011 Poetry Out Loud Tennessee State Champion.
Summer’s play, WALLS: A Play for Palestine, earned her the 2018 Peacemaker Award from the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, the 2016 Artist of Change Award from Community Shares Tennessee, and a performance run at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival.”