Lessons in Global Literary Activism from "Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here"
A Talk by Tamsin Smith, Hamza Al Haidari, Beau Beausoleil, Persis Karim and Felicia Rice
America SCORES Bay Area,
The Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition,
San Francisco State University and
Moving Parts Press
About this talk
What began as one poet and bookseller's act of protest and solidarity against the March 5th, 2007 car bombing of Bagdad’s famed literary corridor, has become a global movement. Join founder Beau Beausoleil in conversation with contributors to the Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here anthology and others who continue to honor those lost to violence and champion freedom of expression through poetry, book arts, and photography. Conversation with Beau Beausoleil, fine book artist, and editor Felicia Rice, scholar and writer Persis Karim, America SCORES Program Director Hamza Al Haidari, and moderated by Tamsin Smith.