Chris Cryer teaches English at Ventura College in California. She has written and edited for an L.A. Arab news magazine, was principal of a Muslim school, freelanced reviews for L.A. Cityzine, the L.A. Times, and the Levantine Review, and published a memoir in Damazine, a Syrian journal. This is her first book, a work of the heart, a tribute to her favorites: Tolstoy, the Saudis, and her son.
Extended readings and events Wordfest, Ojai, CA, 2012.
Signing with Arab music, sweets, Barnes and Noble, Ventura, CA, 1-4 pm., 8/25/2012.
Signing/talk, Wood Ranch Country Club Book Club, Simi Valley, CA, Fri., 10/19/2012.
Lecture, Fugimoto Anthropology class , Ventura College, Wed. 11/07, 4:00 pm. (805)667-7630.
Book signing at Season Bazaar, Museum of Ventura County, Sat., 11/17/2012.
Arab Stories Discussion/Lecture Ventura College Library, Spring 2013. Literature details TBA.
blogs for the Levantine Review
“Two California Authors Return to Their Ancestral Homes in Turkey,” January 2011
“Reading Our Way Through the Revolution,” March 2011
“Rowyda Amin’s Multicultural Poetry,” September 2011