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English Professor Pamela Laskin talks politics and literature

Pamela Laskin
Pamela Laskin will present at "Conversations in Engaged Scholarship" on May 4.

City College of New York English Professor Pamela Laskin presents “Politics and Social Issues in Young Adult Literature,” as part of the Conversations in Engaged Scholarship series. The presentation is Thursday, May 4, 4 - 5:30 p.m. in CCNY’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Sciame Auditorium.

The forum features City College faculty sharing their research and creative scholarship that impact public policy, reform, and the civic, social, political or environmental landscape.

Director of the college’s Poetry Outreach Center, Laskin is a poet and children's book author with several publications; her latest, “Ronit & Jamil” (Harper Collins, 2017), is a novel in verse for young adults that retells the story of Romeo and Juliet  in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She is also the author of “It’s All About Shoes, Women and Their Relationship to Shoes” (Plain View Press, 2015), an edited anthology; “Homer the Little Stray Cat” (Little Balloon Press, 2014), a children's book; and “The Bonsai Curator” (Cervena Barva Press, 2013), a poetry book.

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