Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 by Jim Norrena
CCA MFA Program in Writing and Diversity Studies professor Opal Palmer Adisa, PhD has been accepted to partake in the inaugural El Gouna Writers' Residency program this June, where she will join five additional invited writers from different countries and cultures.
The program is scheduled to host three one-month sessions a year during the months of February, May, and June in 2010.
Located on the Red Sea and known for its preservation of its local traditions and culture, El Gouna offers a multicultural community, international school and university, and copious opportunities to encounter traditional Egyptian architecture and customs.
According to the El Gouna Writers' Residency website, town officials are "aiming to expand our efforts in cultural enrichment and hoping to make El Gouna a platform for literary exchange . . . with the first Writers' Residency Program in the MENA [Middle East and North Africa] region intended to provide writers with a wide variety of exciting and inspiring life experiences to feed their art and help develop valuable projects."
To publicize the pioneer program, writers will be expected to participate in a reading day held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina branch in El Gouna, where press and audience members from El Gouna’s Egyptian and international community will attend.
To learn more about Opal Palmer Adisa, visit www.opalpalmeradisa.com.