Monterey’s Arab American Poets Come to Read Their Work

September 11, 6:30pm: Old Capitol Books will be hosting two events on September 11th, highlighting our local diverse literary talent and exploring the effect of national tragedy on national or personal identity.


6:30pm-8pm: Seminar – Post-9/11 Arab-American Poetry

8:30-10pm: Performances by Monterey’s Arab-American poets


The seminar will be hosted by Brian Sheffield and Stephanie Spoto, both employees at Old Capitol Books and members of the local activist group, the Direct Action Monterey Network.

Suheir Hammad

We will read the work of some of America’s best poets, including Suheir Hammad whose poetry, filmmaking, and plays have won her the The Audre Lorde Writing Award in 1995 and 2000, The Morris Center for Healing Poetry Award in 1996, and a Tony Award in 2003.



After the seminar we will take a short break, after which we will have the opportunity to hear the work of local Arab-American poets reading in English and Arabic.  More information to be confirmed!


Don’t miss out on this amazing event!


Like all events at Old Capitol Books, this event is free and open to everyone.

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