One Woman's Sarajevo to be Presented at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – "One Woman's Sarajevo," a multimedia lecture and presentation centered on the problems in Bosnia, will take place Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Hogan Campus Center at Holy Cross.

The evening will include presentations by:

Phil Alden Robinson, director of Sneakers and Field of Dreams, will show his ABC Nightline documentary, One Woman's Sarajevo.

Ferida Durakovic, a Bosnian poet, will give a reading from her new book, Heart of Darkness. Born in Olovo, Bosnia, she is the author of several books of poetry, including Masked Ball, The Eyes That Keep Watching Me, A Little Night Lamp, and Look, Someone Has Moved from a Beautiful Neighborhood Where Roses Die. She has also published two children's books: Another Fairy Tale About a Rose and Miki's Alphabet. Her poetry has been translated into English, Greek, Slovenian, Turkish, German and Finnish. She is the winner of the Hellman-Hammet Grant for Free Expression and of the 1999 Vasyl Stus Freedom-to-Write Award from P.E.N. New England.

Christopher Merrill, William H. Jenks Chair in Contemporary Letters and a member of the English department at Holy Cross, will read from his new book, Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars.

Sponsored by the Jenks Chair, English department, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Studies - Russian/Eastern European Studies, Women's Studies, and the Office of the President, the event is free and open to the public.