The New York-based collective returns to Los Angeles, hosting local and national Muslim writers for an evening of spoken word (comedy, poetry, song, fiction, creative nonfiction), on the theme of "Awakening." If you are interested in being considered for the open mic, register here.
Food and refreshments available. Reserve online below.
Founded in 2014 by by Ayisha Irfan and Hamdan Azhar, the Muslim Writers Collective is a bold initiative aimed at reclaiming control over the American Muslim narrative and providing a safe space for current and aspiring writers. Through storytelling, creativity, and culture, we seek to incubate a vibrant literary tradition among youth in our community.
Our core event is a monthly Open Mic where participants share their writings, stories, and spoken word. We also have numerous member-led initiatives that are in early stages of development, including a prison writing project, writing workshops, book clubs, and an urban citizen journalism project.
Founded in January 2014 in New York City, we have active chapters in both New York and San Fransisco, as well as nascent chapters in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.
Thank you to The Markaz for cohosting this evening with us.
Read about the Muslim Writers Collective.
The Markaz is located at 5998 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90035 (just east of La Cienega, one block east of Crescent Heights). Street parking. Minimum suggested cover is $10. Doors open 7 pm, event starts 8 pm. Food and drink available.
THIS EVENING'S HOSTS ARE BASSAM JAZAIRI & AMIN NASH, WHO KINDLY REQUEST THAT YOU RSVP SO WE KNOW HOW MUCH FOOD TO PREPARE (SPACE LIMITED). SHUQRAN/MERCI! CALL 323.413.2001.
- March 26, 2016 at 7:30pm – 10:30pm
- The Markaz, 5998 W. Pico Blvd LA 90035
- $10.00 USD
- 24 people are going