Literary Festival

Reading with Yussef El Guindi and Heather McHugh
Hosted by Christopher Frizzelle

Saturday, November 7, 2015
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Frye Galleries

The Embarrassment of Genius

The embarrassment of genius—what did being described as genius do to you? A moderated panel discussion.

About the Artists

Yussef El Guindi’s most recent productions include Threesome at Portland Center Stage, ACT, and at 59E59 (winner of a Portland Drammy for Best Original Script); Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World also at ACT and at Center Repertory Company, 2013 (winner of the Steinberg/American Theater Critics Association’s New Play Award in 2012; Gregory Award in 2011); and Language Rooms (Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award), co-produced by Golden Thread Productions and the Asian American Theater Company in San Francisco at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia (premiere) and at the Los Angeles Theater Center.

Heather McHugh's works of poetry, essays, and translation include Dangers (Houghton Mifflin), A World Of Difference (Houghton Mifflin),To The Quick (Wesleyan University Press), Shades (Wesleyan University Press), Eyeshot (Copper Canyon) and Upgraded To Serious (Copper Canyon). She has taught poetry at universities and colleges for forty years, and won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, United States Artists, Guggenheim Foundation, Folger Shakespeare Library, and MacArthur Foundation. In Seattle she started the nonprofit Caregifted for caregiver respite and she is currently finishing a documentary film collaboration with Adam Larsen, showing the intimate home-lives of long-term unpaid caregivers of the severely disabled.