Readings marking the seventh anniversary of the bombing of al-Muatanabbi Street, the ancient bookseller street in Baghdad will take place on or around March 5, 2014. Many of these free events will include readings from the anthology, Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, a publication comprised of writings by Arabic and English speaking writers and poets.
1. The Collins Memorial Library, the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington - Coordinators - Jane Carlin and Jessica Spring March 7, at 12 p.m. at the Collins Memorial Library
2. Washington D.C. - Coordinators - Helen Frederick and Casey Smith March 5th, 6pm - 8:30pm at Busboys and Poets Cafe, 14th and V Streets, Washington, D.C.
3. Warren, Michigan (Sterling Heights), Bella Banquet Hall, - Coordinators Dunya Mikhail and Alise Alousi - March 5th, 7-9pm Bella Banquet Hall, 4100 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren, Michigan
5. St. John's Newfoundland, Canada - Coordinators - Patrick Warner and Tara Bryan March 5, 7-9pm at Eastern Edge Gallery (Harbour Drive at Baird's Cove) St. John's New Foundland and Labrador.
6. Herron Art Library, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana - Coordinator - Sonja Staum - March 5, 4-6pm, IUPUI Herron Art Library, Artist Book Alcove, Herron School of Art and Design, 735 West New York Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.
7. Bristol, UK. - Coordinator - Sarah Bodman - 5th March from 11am - 4pm in OC4 and the Print Centre (relief print area) at UWE Bristol, Bower Ashton Campus, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol BS3 2JT
8. London, UK. - Coordinators - Hassan Abdulrazzak and Alan Ingram - March 5, 6:30-8:30pm UCL Archaeology Lecture Theatre, 31-34 Gordon Square, WC1H OPY London
9. Guarini Library, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, New Jersey - Coordinator -Melida Rodas - March 4th, 7-9pm at the Library, 2039 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City, New Jersey.
10. Pages on Kensington Bookstore - Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Coordinator - Richard Harrison - March 5th 7:30-9:30pm - Pages Books on Kensington, 1135 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
11. Portland, Oregon - Coordinators - Bill Denham and Laura Russell - March 5, 7-9pm, Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark Street, Portland, Oregon
12. The Great Overland Book Company (Bookstore) San Francisco, California Coordinator - Beau Beausoleil and Andrea Hassiba March 5, 7:30 - 9:pm - at The Great Overland Book Company, 345 Judah Street (at ninth avenue) San Francisco.
13. Somerset College of Arts and Technology, Taunton, UK - Coordinator- Carl Middleton -March 5th, 8-9pm, School of Art and Design, Somerset College, Wellington Road, Taunton TA1 5AX
14. The Southern Letterpress, Northport, Alabama - Coordinator - Jessica Peterson March 6, 5 - 8pm (Letterpress demonstration from 5-8pm, reading begins at 6pm) at The Southern Letterpress, 417 Main Ave. Northport, Alabama.
15. Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, Massachusetts - Coordinators - Jeff Spurr and David P. Miller March 5, 6-8pm, Cambridge, Arts Council, 344 Broadway (4th floor), Cambridge MA.
16. New Haven, Connecticut - Coordinator - Stephen Kobasa - March 1, 12pm - 2pm, (in conjunction with the opening of our exhibit)The Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street, New Haven CT.
17. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California - Coordinator - Ozlem Ayse Ozgur - March 6th, 7-9pm, San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut San Francisco
18. The American University in Cairo, Egypt - Coordinators - Ferial Ghazoul, Samia Mehrez, Conchita Anorve-Tschirgi, and Philip Croom - March 5th, 1pm - 3pm, (this reading and keynote address by Sinan Antoon in conjunction with the opening of our project exhibit at AUC) - Nadia Niazi Mostafa Room (third floor) Rare Books & Special Collections Library, American University in Cairo, New Cairo Campus, AUC Avenue, New Cairo, Egypt.
19. London, UK. - Arab British Centre and Banipal - Coordinators - Noreen Abu Oun, Ruba Asfahani, Hala Najjar, Chelsea Milsom, and Margaret Obank. -5 March, 2:30-4:30, Meeting Room, The Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE
20. New York City - Coordinators - Aditi Sriram and Sukhdev Sandhu - March 5th, 6:30 - 8:PM - Pomegranate Gallery, 137 Greene St. N.Y. NY.
21. Atelier 6000 in Bend, Oregon - Coordinators - Julie Winter and Patricia Clark March 6, 4:30 - 7 pm - Atelier 6000 389 SW Scalehouse Ct. #120 - Bend, Oregon
22. Edinburgh, UK -Word Power Books - Coordinator - Sarah Irving - March 5th, 6-8pm, Word Power Books, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB, Scotland
23. Gateshead, UK - Gateshead Old Town Hall - Coordinator - Theresa Easton March 3rd, 7-9pm - The Cafe at Gateshead Old Town Hall, West Street,Tyne & Wear NE8 1HE
24. Minneapolis, Minnesota - Eat My Words Bookstore - With the Mizna writing group - Coordinator - Moheb Soliman - March 3rd, 7:30-9pm, Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 2nd St. NE Minneapolis, MN
25. University of California, at Davis, CA. - Coordinator - Kevin Smith March 5, 4-6pm, Arboretum Wyatt Deck - UC Davis