Tuesday, June 4
Loose Lips: Featuring Rayyan Al-Shawaf
8pm @ Lil Indies // Orlando, FL // Free
On the first Tuesday of every month at Lil’ Indies, local writers share new work inspired by the last 30 days of news. Hosted / curated by a rotating cast of Orlandoans. The June edition is hosted by Alexa Lemoine and features special guest Rayyan Al-Shawaf, author of When All Else Fails, the story of Hunayn, a luckless and lovelorn Iraqi college student living in Orlando, Florida, after having graduated from high school in Beirut. Hunayn’s life is upended by 9/11–but not immediately, and not in the way that he, fearful in the aftermath of the attacks, initially expects.
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Wednesday, June 12
Functionally Literate presents: Ilyse Kusnetz’s Angel Bones
7pm @ Lowndes Shakespeare Center // Orlando, FL // Free
Celebrate Ilyse Kusnetz’s stunning new poetry collection, Angel Bones, with readings from the book by Jocelyn Bartkevicius, Naomi Butterfield, Terry Godbey, Susan Lilley, Jared Silvia, Brian Turner, and more.