Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC

March 19, 2022 @ 4:00PM — 6:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

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Annual Poetry Reading to Commemorate the 2007 Bombing of Historic Book Market in Baghdad, Iraq

Pyramid Atlantic is pleased to be this year's venue for the annual poetry reading: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here.

Since 2010, Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC has held an annual reading event in the month of March that commemorates the 2007 bombing of a historic book market in Baghdad, Iraq, with the goal of celebrating and educating the public on the value of the free exchange of ideas and knowledge.

The readings feature poets, artists, journalists, and activists committed to these values. This is an international project that has readings and events planned throughout the world. Please join us on the afternoon of March 19, 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Seating is limited; RSVP early to ensure your spot.

Zeina Azzam
Zein El Amin
Helen Frederick
Mussa Mohammed
Nahid Navab
Casey Smith

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Founded in 1981, Pyramid Atlantic is a nonprofit contemporary art center fostering the creative disciplines of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts within a collaborative community. We equip, educate, and exhibit in our historic Hyattsville home. Our vision is to create an artistic hub in Hyattsville that inspires and enables local, national, and international artists to create and innovate in our core disciplines; elevates the local arts and small business scene; and enhances the quality of life for artists and neighbors. We value artistic excellence, infrastructure for artists, hands-on experiences, and collaboration.

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