Open House

Gathering the Tide

The book launch of 'Gathering the Tide', an anthology of contemporary Arabian gulf poetry.

All events are open to the public and no reservations are required.

About the book

Gathering the Tide: An Anthology of Contemporary Arabian Gulf Poetry brings readers into the rich and vibrant world of the Arabian Gulf, offering an understanding of the people and culture of the region through poetry. This anthology offers an exciting collection of poems by poets from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Wednesday March 28th

4:00 - Welcome by VCUQatar Dean Allyson Vanstone
- Recognition of the VCUQatar students who contributed to Gathering the Tide
- Premiere of the Gathering the Tide book trailer film created by VCUQatar graphic design students 5:00 to 6:00 - Panel Discussion with poets 6:00-7:00 - Food & drink in the Saffron Hallway and “Salon” style gatherings for informal conversations between poets, translators and audience members. 7:00-8:30 - Address: John Barr, President of the Poetry Foundation
- POETRY READINGS featuring poets from the Gulf region 8:30 - Book signing in Saffron Hallway

Thursday March 29th

4:00-5:00 - Panel Discussion with poets & translators 5:15-6:15 - Panel Discussion with poets 6:15-7:15 - Food & drink in the Saffron Hallway with “Salon” style gatherings for informal conversations between poets, translators, and audience members. 7:15-8:45 - Poetry Reading featuring poets from the Gulf region. 8:45 - Book Signing

Special guest:

John Barr, President of The Poetry Foundation

Poets to include:

Abdullah Al–Salem
Maryam Ahmad Al–Subaiey
Zakiyya Malallah
Nimah Ismail Nawwab
Thuraya Al–Arrayed
Laala Kashef Al–Ghata
Ali Abdulla Khalifa
Shurooq Amin
Nujoom Al–Ghanem
Shihab Ghanem
Reem Al–Lawati
Khulood Al–Mu’alla
Hameed Al-Qaed
Abdallah Al-Saikhan

Translators and moderators to include:

Margaret Obank
William M. Hutchins
Ayesha Saldanha

Date & Time

Wed / 28 Mar 2012 / 4:00pm


Free - Open invitation