Jun 20 2015

Uprising presents: Max Blumenthal, Sholeh Wolpe – July 7

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On July 8, 2014, Israel launched air strikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza, followed by a ground invasion. The ensuing fifty-one days of war left more than 2,200 people dead, the vast majority of whom were Palestinian civilians, including over 500 children. Intrepid journalist Max Blumenthal has just released a new book The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza.

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On the eve of the 1 year anniversary, join KPFK’s Uprising’s host Sonali Kolhatkar, in a conversation on stage with Max Blumenthal discussing his new book and featuring the poetry of Sholeh Wolpé.

Tuesday, July 7th at 7pm
First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
540 S. Commonwealth Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Guardian, The Independent Film Channel, The Huffington Post, Salon, Al Jazeera English and many other publications. He is a former Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow for The Nation Institute. His latest book, The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza.

Sholeh Wolpé is a poet whose work, according to Terrain Journal, “transcends the boundaries of language, gender, ethnicity and nationality.” Born in Iran, she spent most of her teen years in Trinidad and the UK before settling in the United States. A recipient of the 2014 PEN/Heim Translation Fund award, 2013 Midwest Book Award and 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation prize, Wolpé is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Keeping Time With Blue Hyacinths, three books of translations, and is the editor of three anthologies. Her next book, Attar’s Conference of the Birds, will be released by W.W. Norton in 2017. Sholeh lives in Los Angeles. Website: www.sholehwolpe.com

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