Thank you to the 30+ educators, librarians, nonprofit professionals, translators, and authors who took part in our second virtual Global Lunch, co-hosted with our partners at Re-imagining Migration. A special thanks to Iranian author, translator, and professor Salar Abdoh, who read aloud from a fantastic essay about coming to the U.S. as a teen, took part in a Q&A (continuing below), and generously participated in the full session, later writing, It was a pleasure to be in a talk with these caring, lovely human beings. We couldn't agree more.
Re-imagining Migration and Words Without Borders invite you to our third #LunchGlobally session, where educators meet and talk about literature, migration, and what's it's like to teach today. On Monday May 4th, at 1 pm Eastern, we will focus on the personal essay "Hunger," by Persian-American author Salar Abdoh (pictured here at age 15 and today.)
Thank you to the educators, translators, and writers who took part in our second virtual Global Lunch, co-hosted with our partners at Re-imagining Migration! And a special thanks to translator Jane Roffe, who spoke to us about her decision to translate the story we were discussing, Sandrine Kao's wonderful "The Park Bench."