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Come Hear Best-Selling Author Read 9/11-themed prose tonight in speakers series

New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian will read a selection of 9/11-themed poems tonight at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St., as part of the well-received "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series.

It's not too late to RSVP for this event and others in this dynamic series.

Balakian, a professor in humanities and English at Colgate University, has authored five books of poems and three prose works, including the Times best seller "The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response." His new book, titled "Ziggurat," wrestles with the aftermath and reverberations of 9/11. Balakian will share some of these September 11-themed works and explain the inspiration behind his words.

 He will also be available to sign copies of his new book. Listen to a NPR interview with Balakian here.

Balakian will be the first speaker in the series fall and winter lineup. Others events include a talk with the 9/11 Memorial's architect Michael Arad. All the speakers series events are at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St. (Between Church Street and Broadway)

By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial