Writers Read Presents Author Huda Al-Marashi

June 11, 2019

Huda Al-Marashi First Comes Marriage

Huda Al-Marashi

author of the memoir

First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical American Love Story

Preceded by open mic for original poetry and prose

Date: Tuesday, June 11, from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m.

Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook, CA

Huda Al-Marashi’s First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical America Love Story (Prometheus Books, 2018) reveals the complexities of life as a contemporary Iraqi-American raised in an immigrant family defined by conservative traditions.

From The Washington Post review: "Whether to have an arranged marriage or an American love story forms the core of First Comes Marriage, her charming, funny, heartbreaking memoir of faith, family and the journey to love. If Jane Austen had grown up as a first-gen daughter of Iraqi parents in the 1990s, she might have written this."

Other works by Al-Marashi have appeared in The Washington Post, the LA Times, Al Jazeera, VIDA Review, The Rumpus, The Offing, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Cuyahoga County Creative Workforce Fellowship and an Aspen Summer Words Emerging Writer Fellowship.

First Comes Marriage will be available for sale and signing by the author.

For more information, contact Kit-Bacon Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064.