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Mizna: the surviving issue journal release event
Mizna: the surviving issue journal release event
The upcoming release of the summer issue of Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art   MORE >>

Queens of Syria: A Film and Fundraiser Against the Muslim Ban
Queens of Syria: A Film and Fundraiser Against the Muslim Ban
Mizna and the Trylon microcinema team up to bring Yasmin Fedda's award-winning documentary, Queens of Syria (synopsis below), to the Twin Cities in May. The special screening is sponsored by the local Committee in Solidarity with the People of Syria (CISPOS).    MORE >>

Alien Technology II: Monira Al Qadiri's Large Sculpture Debuting at Northern Spark
Alien Technology II: Monira Al Qadiri's Large Sculpture Debuting at Northern Spark
History of pearls; era of oil; environmental future unknown—step into the orbit of a giant iridescent oil drill bit from the Persian Gulf. A sculpture by Kuwaiti artist Monira Al Qadiri, featured in our summer issue, co-presented with the Soap Factory.   MORE >>

Ibtisam Barakat Reading with Naomi Shihab Nye + Other Events
Ibtisam Barakat Reading with Naomi Shihab Nye + Other Events
Mizna is pleased 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 on Friday, March 31, 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.   MORE >>

Arabic Drumming, Spring 2017
Arabic Drumming, Spring 2017
Learn how to play the Arabic drum (derbeke, darbuka, doumbek, Arabic tabla) with Professor Khaldoun Samman in an ensemble setting. Even if you've never played this drum, you will learn all the important rhythms of Arabic music.   MORE >>




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Mizna is a Twin Cities non-profit arts organization that promotes contemporary expressions of Arab American culture. We publish the literary journal Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America, produce the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, and offer varied other readings, performances, art projects, and community events involving an exceptionally talented and diverse range of local, national, and international Arab American artists.

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