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MEHNAZ SAHIBZADA reads from her new chapbook SUMMER FORGETS TO WEAR A PETTICOAT

Summer Forgets to Wear a Petticoat (Finishing Line Press)

Summer Forgets to Wear a Petticoat explores the author's passions & obsessions. These include subjects as varied as cooking, religion, fashion, and mystery novels. Set against the backdrop of Los Angeles, the poems in this chapbook suggest that to embrace the mystery of existence, one must play detective.

Mehnaz Sahibzada was born in Pakistan and raised in Los Angeles. She holds an M.A. in Religious Studies from UC Santa Barbara, and she is a 2009 PEN USA Emerging Voices Fellow in Poetry. Her short story, "The Alphabet Workbook," appeared in the August 2010 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Her poetry chapbook, Tongue-Tied: A Memoir in Poems, was published in 2012 by Finishing Line Press, and her second chapbook, Summer Forgets to Wear a Petticoat, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Her work has appeared in publications such as Asia Writes, The Rattling Wall, Wide Awake and Pedestal Magazine. An English teacher, she lives in southern California.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027