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Inner Moonlight – Afeefah Khazi-Syed
August 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
Inner Moonlight is the monthly poetry series for the Wild Detectives! RSVP to meet us in the backyard at 7:30pm on Wednesday Aug 9th for a live reading from one featured writer, with a brief open mic to follow. Don’t worry, podcast fans! We will record the live show and release it as a podcast episode for y’all. This month we are excited to feature Afeefah Khazi-Syed!
Afeefah Khazi-Syed was born and raised in the DFW metroplex but has always called two places home: the suburbs of Texas and her grandparents’ homes in Southern India. Medical student at UT Southwestern by day, and writer by night – she published her first poetry collection Our Ancestors Did Not Breathe This Air in 2022. Written with her college friends, this anthology is a celebration of homeland, family and identity. Afeefah attributes her love for writing and storytelling to her grandparents’ bedtime stories and the many writing mentors she has found throughout her life, from high school English teachers to other writers of color. When she’s not studying or writing, Afeefah is out exploring all the great eateries and coffee shops Dallas has to offer.
“Follow your inner moonlight, don’t hide the madness.”
—Allen Ginsberg, from On Being a Writer