• Sara Abou Rashed - A Map of Myself

  • Fri, 10/18/2019 at 4:00 pm
  • Lincoln Theatre
    769 E Long St
    43203 Columbus
Sara Abou Rashed - A Map of Myself - Lincoln Theatre - Columbus

Sara Abou Rashed is one of the most exciting young voices in America. Larry Smith, creator of the Six-Word Memoir project and Six In the City: Columbus, directs Sara in her first full-length theatrical production, A MAP OF MYSELF: A 70-Minute, One-Woman Revolution on War, Immigration, Language, Home, History, DNA and Everything in Between.Sara will be performing at the Lincoln Theatre, in a special free show presented by Columbus State Community College.For more information, visit: http://www.mapofmyself.com/Called “an inspiration” by Children’s Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman, at the age of 8, Sara Abou Rashed wrote her first poem in Arabic and has been writing since. Born and raised in Damascus, Syria, in 2013, she moved with her family to Columbus, Ohio to escape the war.In 2015, just two years after learning English, Sara won the Ohio Poetry Association High School Contest. Sara is the 2015 Columbus City Poetry Slam Champion and the 2016 1st Runner-up. Her art and poetry have won several contests and have appeared in numerous books and magazines including: Clover, Common Threads, The Voice of Youth Advocates, and the America Library of Poetry. Some of Sara’s accolades include giving a TEDx Talk, getting nominated for a Pushcart Prize at 16, and performing at the Tenement Museum of New York. Sara aspires to work in public policy and foster dialogue on political art; she is attending Denison University, where she was awarded the 2016 Denison Book Award, pursuing a degree in International Studies and Creative Writing. Now 19, Sara is an “Arts Make Columbus” artist.Visit: http://www.mapofmyself.com/FAQsWhat are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?The COTA CMAX rapid transit route runs along Cleveland Avenue from Downtown to Polaris and includes stops at Columbus State. Please check the COTA website for available bus routes to Columbus State.All attendees can park in any student or employee lot on campus for the event. Please click here for a campus map.A shuttle will be available to take attendees from Columbus State over to the Theatre. Details TBC.How can I contact the organizer with any questions?Please e-mail events@cscc.edu with any questions.Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?It is highly suggested to bring a printed ticket to the event to aid in a smoother check-in process. Seating is limited. Accessibility seating is available.