Author Reading by George Khal: “The First Night of the Crescent Moon”

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Author Reading by George Khal: “The First Night of the Crescent Moon”

November 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Thursday, Nov 9, 1-2:30 pm 

Location: Room 308 

Register online or call 319-356-5220 

In 1948, when George Khal was a year old, his family fled their home in Haifa, Palestine. They resettled in Cairo, near his mother’s family, and his father, a prominent and successful businessman in Palestine, was forced to start over and build a new life for himself and his family. As George grew toward adulthood, he was forced to find a way to become the man his father knew he could be and fulfill his dream of reuniting their family in the United States. This coming-of-age tale sparkles with vivid personalities and the sights, sounds, and smells of Cairo and Jerusalem in the middle of the twentieth century. George tells a story of fathers and sons, familial expectations, and the refugee and immigrant experience as part of the Middle Eastern diaspora. George is a member of the Write Your Life Story class at the Iowa City Senior Center.


November 9, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Iowa City Senior Center
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Iowa City Senior Center
28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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