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Maxine Cushing Gray Distinguished Writer Award Lecture

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Meet Abdallah and Ahmed: Musings about Arabs and Muslims in American Theater

Thurs. Nov. 8, 2018      7–9 p.m.

Kane Hall 210

Reception in the Walker-Ames Room follows immediately after the talk.

Playwright Yussef El Guindi was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Maxine Cushing Gray Visiting Writers Fellowship Award, honoring a Northwest writer of notable achievement. El Guindi’s award-winning productions include “The Talented Ones,” “Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat” and “An Evening with Activists.” He is the recipient of the 2010 Middle East America Distinguished Playwright Award and The Stranger’s Genius Award for literature in 2015.

About the Speaker

About the Maxine Cushing Gray Lecture: The Maxine Cushing Gray Award was established in 1985 at The Seattle Foundation by friends and admirers of the late Maxine Cushing Gray, who sought to honor her contributions to journalism and her tireless work to recognize and encourage excellence in writing. In 2004, the award fund was moved to the UW Libraries. The event is presented in partnership with the UW Alumni Association and is supported by The Maxine Cushing Gray Endowed Libraries Visiting Writers Fellowship.


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