Muslim Writers Collective: A Night of Spoken Word

Muslim Writers Collective night of spoken word

The New York-based collective returns to Los Angeles for its third outing, hosting local and national Muslim writers for an evening of spoken word (comedy, poetry, song, fiction, creative nonfiction), on the theme of "Everybody Plays the Fool." 

Everybody plays the fool sometime... It's true! But in the end these experiences have the potential to make us that much wiser. Tell us about a time you were deceived, manipulated or fooled and how you became all the more wiser because of it. We want to hear it!

If you are interested in being considered for the open mic., sign-up here. 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. 

Comedy, poetry, song, short stories, excerpts are all welcome.

See you Saturday!

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.

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 more about the Muslim Writers Collective.


  • April 30, 2016 at 7:30pm – 10:30pm
  • The Markaz, 5998 W. Pico Blvd LA 90035
  • $10.00 USD
  • 5 people are going
  • Lynne Mangione



Will you come?

$60.00 Essential Membership (Benefits) - annual dues
$20.00 Contribution
$15.00 Contribution
$10.00 Suggested contribution

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