Chris Abani, Beau Beausoleil, Laila Lalami, Suzanne Lummis, Majid Naficy, Marisela Norte, Sholeh Wolpe
Moderated by Jordan Elgrably, Louise Steinman, and Justin Veach
November 19, 2007

On March 5, 2007, a car bomb exploded on Mutanabbi Street, the lively center of Baghdad bookselling, filled with bookstores, cafes, and book stalls. 30 people were killed; more than 100 were wounded. Join poets and writers to memorialize this wounding of Baghdad’s literary and intellectual heart.

Co-presented with Levantine Cultural Center, L.A. Poetry Festival, PEN Center USA, and Red Hen Press

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