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October Thursday

Telling Muslim Stories


PEN America and Brooklyn Historical Society present an evening of readings and conversation about storytelling and place.

Inspired by the Muslims in Brooklyn project and its rich collection of oral histories, Chimene Suleyman, editor of The Good Immigrant;  Zohra Saed, co-editor of One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature; and Sriyanka Ray, Senior Producer of BRIC’s #BHeard public affairs programming, discuss how narratives about the Muslim experience are informed by notions of identity and space. The writers will also share their creative process, their personal interaction with Brooklyn, and the multiplicity of Muslim identities.

Presented in connection with BHS’s Muslims in Brooklyn project.

Presented in partnership with PEN America.


Thursday, October 03, 2019

6:30 pm


  • General Admission $5
  • Member Admission Free
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Thanks to our funders

The Muslims in Brooklyn project is made possible through the generous support of Constance L. Christensen; AT&T the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges Program; Ford Foundation; New York Community Trust; Nissan Foundation; Pillars Fund; Pop Culture Collaborative, a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; and public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the NYC Council, with special thanks to Council Members Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Rafael Espinal, and Brad Lander.