Upcoming: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA, poetry reading and book signing to mark the publication of Hold Your Breath, October 12, 2017;

i) Writers and Scholars’ Series, Luchsinger Lounge, Alston Student Center, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA, poetry reading and book signing to mark the publication of Hold Your Breath, April 25, 2017; [link]

ii) Book Launch, Hold Your Breath. Hosted by Sukhan Baraey Ama’n (Arts for Peace). Panel discussion, Dr. Munazza Yaqub, Harris Khalique, Ms Sadaf Raza, presided over by Mr. Iftikhar Arif, followed by poetry reading and book signing by Waqas Khwaja. Pakistan Academy for Letters, Islamabad. April 17, 2017; [press: Pakistan AffairsTulu News]

iii) Book Launch of Hold Your Breath and Lecture on Postcolonial Theory, Critical Thinking Forum and Department of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad. April 17, 2017;

iv) Pakistan Television Corporation, PTV Classics Show. Tribute to Khawaja Khurshid Anwar, Waqas Khwaja in conversation with compere Shabnam Riaz. PTV, Islamabad. April 16, 2017; [link]

v) Poetry Reading, English Poetry–Mixed Voices: Poets from Home and Abroad. Participants, Blaine Marchand, Waqas Khwaja, Harris Khalique, Azka Khan, Orooj e Zafar, Waqas Naeem, Mehvash Amin, and Risham Amjad. Moderator: Ilona Yusuf. Fifth Annual Islamabad Literature Festival, Sangam Hall, Hotel Margala, Islamabad. April 15, 2017;

vi) Book Launch, Hybrid Tapestries: The Development of Pakistani Literature in English by Muneeza Shamsie. Panelists, Navid Shahzad, Aroosa Kanwal, Muneeza Shamsie, and Waqas Khwaja. Moderator: Tariq Rahman. Fifth Annual Islamabad Literature Festival, Margalla Hall, Hotel Margala, Islamabad, April 15, 2017; [link]

vii) Book LaunchHold Your Breath, poems by Waqas Khwaja (Onslaught Press, UK, 2017). Moderator: Waqas Naeem, Fifth Annual Islamabad Literature Festival, Board Room, Hotel Margala, Islamabad, April 14, 2017;