Khet Mar, October 21, 2010

Photo by Thomas Langdon

Every fall, the Saint Vincent College Reading Series brings a distinguished writer to campus for a short visit.  This year, Khet Mar, a native of Burma, will be the Writer-in-Residence.

Khet Mar was born in 1969. She is a journalist, novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist. Author of one novel, Wild Snowy Night, as well as several collections of short stories, essays, and poems, her work has been translated into English and Japanese, been broadcast on radio, and made into a film. In the fall of 2007, Mar was a visiting fellow at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and she is currently in residence at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, which provides sanctuary to writers exiled under threat of death, imprisonment, or persecution in their native countries (Pen World Voices).

Her reading took place in the Fred Rogers Center at 7 pm on October 21.  Our events are free and open to the public.

Informational Video on Burma:

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