Memorial Reading for Mutanabbi Street
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