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Opening Reception & Reading: “Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” (SF)

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Sunday, March 6, 2022 - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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Arion Press | 1802 Hays Street, San Francisco, CA 94129

Event Details

Join Arion Press in a community gathering and reading to mark 15 years since the car bombing of Al Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad’s famed literary corridor. It is also the 15th anniversary of the Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here project — a global movement of resistance, memory, and solidarity initiated by San Francisco poet and bookseller Beau Beausoleil.

An exhibition of photographic responses honoring Iraqi academics targeted and assassinated between 2003-2012 will join a display of letterpress broadsides and prints from a loose coalition of artist-activists.

Sunday, March 6th, 3-5pm, reading begins at 4pm.

Shadow and Light readers:

Beau Beausoleil

Andrea Hassiba

Geneffa Jonker

Persis Karim

Joe Lamb

Ken Manske

Kristin Scheel

David Sullivan

Vivian Walsh

Artwork by: Bev Samler

Exhibition curated by: Tamsin Smith


Please note we will follow local government recommendations in regards to COVID-19 measures.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
Categories: Art & Museums, In Person, Literature, Political Activism
Address: 1802 Hays Street, San Francisco, CA 94129