On the 10th anniversary of the bombing of Baghdad's venerated literary-café district, Al-Mutanabbi Street, The Markaz & the Los Angeles Review of Books co-present From L.A. to Baghdad, American Artists Remember Al-Mutanabbi Street when American poets and writers from around the world gather at Chevalier's Books in Larchmont to remember the terrible destruction that took place on March 5, 2007. This LA event will be one of more than two dozen similar programs happening in cities around the U.S. and internationally, coordinated by the editors of the anthology Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here which is also a dedicated festival.
From L.A. to Baghdad, American Artists Remember Al-Mutanabbi Street includes literary readings by 10 poets & writers including Sholeh Wolpé, India Radfar and others, and art by Iraqi American artist Paul Batou. This event is free to the public (donations graciously accepted).
- March 05, 2017 at 4pm – 6pm
The Markaz, Arts Center for the Greater Middle East
1626 N Wilcox Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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