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Ibtisam Barakat Reading with Naomi Shihab Nye + Other Events
Plus Writing Workshop ● Craft Talk + Brunch ● Writing Feedback
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Mizna is pleased to partner with Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality to offer opportunities for writers to engage with acclaimed Palestinian American poet and memoirist Ibtisam Barakat during her Twin Cities visit. She will be reading from her new memoir Balcony on the Moon, joining poet Naomi Shihab Nye for a literary conversation. Additionally, she will present a workshop, a craft talk and conversation, and writing feedback for a limited number of people.


EVENTS WITH IBTISAM BARAKAT


Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Afternoon Meetings
Feedback on Your Writing, $30. One-on-one meetings will be scheduled on Thursday, 3/30. For more information and to register, please visit this site.

Friday, March 31, 2017 | 7pm to 8:30pm
POETRY AS CONVERSATION: A Reading and Dialog
Ibtisam Barakat and Naomi Shihab Nye
TICKETS: $15/Free for students
LOCATION St. Catherine University | Jeanne d'Arc Auditorium, located in Whitby Hall
2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul 55105

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 10am to 2pm
Memoir Writing Workshop TICKETS $40
Ibtisam will lead a half-day writing seminar for writers of all stages and abilities. Ignite your story-telling creativity and strengthen your voice. Explore how forgotten life experiences and relationships from childhood continue to powerfully affect and shape your life. To become aware of that is to become free to choose how to proceed creatively with your writing. As you recount your personal stories, you will discover that you are ready to share some of these with the world, and that the world is eager to hear them. Coffee, tea, and light snacks available. Lunch is not provided.
LOCATION Mizna HQ, 2446 University Ave W, Suite 115, St. Paul, MN 55114

Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 10am to Noon
Craft Talk + Brunch TICKETS $30
In this craft talk and discussion over brunch, Ibtisam Barakat will discuss her experiences as a published poet and memoirist who writes for a living. She'll share her approach to her writing practice and the writing habits that she finds helpful. She'll also discuss her publishing experiences and insights. This will be an informal gathering over brunch with the opportunity to engage in conversation with Ibtisam and the other attendees. Writers of all levels of experience are welcome, whether you've only dreaming about beginning to write or you've had your work published, there is room for you in this conversation. Bring your dream for writing with you, and bring a question about the next step that you hope to make in the writing journey. Brunch provided.
LOCATION Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, 1890 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105.

BUNDLE the Memoir Writing Workshop the Craft Talk + Brunch $50

BIOS
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Award-winning Palestinian American author, poet, translator, artist and educator Ibtisam Barakat writes in both English and Arabic. Balcony on the Moon, Tasting the Sky and her other works center on healing social injustices, especially in the lives of young people. Her writings exist in numerous translations.

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Naomi Shihab Nye is the author and/or editor of more than 30 volumes, including poetry, essays, short stories, novels for young readers, and picture books. The Turtle of Oman, her novel for children, was named Best Book of 2014 by The Horn Book, and a 2015 Notable Children's Book by the American Library



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