Join Mizna for an intimate evening of readings, light snacks, and music as they celebrate the publication of their 37th issue, which has a special Palestine theme, marking seventy years of the occupation of Palestine. Chile-based guest editor Ismail Khalidi will be joining for the occasion. There will also be readings by visiting authors Khaled Mattawa and Fargo Tbakhi, as well as local authors Bao Phi and Ed Bok Lee. They will also unveil the new design of the journal—part of Mizna’s new look as they commence their 20th year!
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About Mizna: The Palestine Issue
Marking seventy years of displacement and occupation in Palestine, Mizna presents The Palestine Issue, centering the Palestinian struggle for liberation and the rich literature it has spurred, guest edited by playwright and poet Ismail Khalidi. Acclaimed authors engage with seven decades of resilience and creativity in the face of catastrophe, sharing work that combats erasure by remembering, as well as by imagining possible (and impossible) futures.
Featured in this journal are contributions by Lannan Literary Fellow Hala Alyan, acclaimed poet Najwan Darwish, MacArthur Fellow Natalie Diaz, an interview with Pulitzer Prize winner Hisham Matar, poetry from Naomi Shihab Nye, Nathalie Handal, and George Abraham, comics from Joe Sacco and Leila Abdelrazaq, essays by Ahdaf Soueif and Eileen Myles. Visual art by Palestinian artist Yazan Khalili. We are also publishing the full transcript of Marc Lamont Hill’s recent speech to the United Nations, and work from many more incredible authors: Lina Al-Sharif, Janan Alexandra, Zaina Alsous, Zeina Azzam, Bryonn Bain, Jehan Bseiso, Kevin Coval, Summer Farah, Sahar Mustafah, Donal O'Kelly, Najla Said, Mandy Shunnarah, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Naomi Wallace
This issue’s publication is supported by the Center for Arab American Philanthropy and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. This event is supported by Milkweed Books.