Samira Noorali and Tamitha Curiel

“The Poets on X Series”
A Summer Series hosted by Opalina Salas

When: June 14, 7 pm
Where: Lucky Dog Books, OC, 633 W. Davis St.

noorali-copySamira R. NooraliSamira Noorali is a poet and playwright whose works explore trauma survival, relationships and identity.   She is originally from Porterville, California but now calls Austin, Texas home.  Last year, Noorali wrote and published “A Simple Rebirth” and went on tour to promote the book in Florida, California, and Texas.  She transitioned “A Simple Rebirth” into play format earlier this year and will see its first stage reading in June at Houston’s Shunya theater.    A well-rounded writer, Noorali has worked as a staff writer for ITL News and won awards for appellate advocacy while a Juris Doctorate candidate at Pacific McGeorge School of Law.  Noorali is currently teaching a poetry course at University of Texas, which focuses onmythical writing concepts as a tool for personal growth.

Tamitha Curiel is an educator, poet, singer, songwriter, and actress. She works in educational outreach at Writers Garret and along with her husband, Chris Curiel-and Gerald Bendicks, is a member of the spoken word music group Swirve. She has performed at galleries, clubs and theaters all over Dallas and Fort Worth and collaborated with many of the areas most happening projects, including Mad Swirl and productions by Tammy Gomez.



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