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Home Front/Front Lines: Americans and the Syrian Civil War

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When:November 11, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm


Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage)
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

An Arab American man tries to cross from Turkey to Syria in order join the revolutionaries in Dark at the Crossing, by Marine veteran and journalist Elliot Ackerman. The story of one Damascus family intersects with that of modern Syria in The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria by Syrian-American journalist and civil rights lawyer Alia Malek. The story of a star-crossed romance on the brink of the unrest in Emily Robbins’s novel A Word for Love. With moderator OPB’s Geoff Norcross.