West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
WVU Parkersburg to host talk by Egyptian novelist and human rights activist.
Contact: Dr. Nancy Nanney, Chair, Humanities Division, (304) 424-8361.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Humanities Speakers Series will host a free presentation by Egyptian novelist and human rights activist Nawal El Saadawi on Tuesday, July 17, in the college theatre.
The 7:30 program is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session will follow her talk.
At WVU Parkersburg, she will discuss “Creativity and Dissidence.” She will discuss how challenging the status quo of society can often lead creative artists on a strenuous life journey.
The winner of several literary awards, she has spoken at a variety of international forums. Most recently, she was a featured presenter at the Spring Literary Festival at Ohio University, where she is currently a visiting lecturer. Her works have been translated into numerous languages and taught in institutions of higher learning in the U.S. and abroad. Trained in medicine and public health, she has received honorary doctorates from the University of York (UK), the University of Illinois (Chicago), the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), and the University of Tromso (Norway).