Mariam Bazeed

Art Discipline: 
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Oct 29, 2018 to Dec 7, 2018

Mariam Bazeed is a non-binary Egyptian immigrant living in a rent-stabilized apartment in Brooklyn. She has an MFA in Fiction from Hunter College. In addition to being an alliteration-leaning writer of prose, poetry, plays, and personal essays, Mariam is a singer and performance artist. She is a current fellow at the Center for Fiction, and has received fellowships from the Asian American Writers Workshop, the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at NYU, and the Lambda Literary Foundation. Her first play, "Peace Camp Org," has been staged at La Mama Theater in NYC, at the Arcola Theatre in London, and at the Wild Project in NYC, and is set to be published in 2019 in an anthology by Oberon Books in the UK. Mariam has been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook, the Marble House Project, and the Millay colony. In addition to writing, Mariam runs a monthly world-music salon in Brooklyn, and is a slow student of Arabic music.