Schedule

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16-18 June, 2016

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

All Sessions will take place at Open Book, at 1011 Washington Ave, Minneapolis 55415, 2nd floor.

8 AM–12 PM COFFEE, SNACKS & BOOKS ‹Room 203›
Pop-Up Book Shop from Moon Palace open 8 AM–6 PM
Food provided by Jerusalem Market

9 AM–10:15 AM PUBLISHING DISCUSSION ‹Performance Hall›
Strategies for submissions and queries to journals, agents, and editors
Randa Jarrar & Glenn Shaheen

10:30 AM–11:30 AM ROUNDTABLE ‹Performance Hall›
Bringing real characters to the page and screen—benefits and challenges of the Arab American artist
Rola Nashef & Shannon O’Neill

11:30 AM–1 PM LUNCH (On your own)

1 PM–2:30 PM CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

Screenwriting ‹Performance Hall›
The dramatic structure of a screenplay
Darine Hotait

Fiction ‹Room 208›
In-depth workshopping of submitted work
Susan Muaddi Darraj

Poetry ‹Room 303›
The surprising form of memory—writing a pantoum
Lauren Camp

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM BREAK & BOOKS ‹Room 203›

3:30 PM–5 PM COMIC WORKSHOP & TALK ‹Performance Hall›
Leila Abdelrazaq & Marguerite Dabaie

5:30 PM OFF-SITE ADVENTURE & DINNER (Not covered)
‹Minnehaha falls Park & Sea Salt Eatery, 4825 Minnehaha ave›
Group walk to public transit Blue Line light rail

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

8 AM–12 PM COFFEE, SNACKS & BOOKS ‹Room 203›
Pop-Up Book Shop from Moon Palace open 8 AM–6 PM
Food provided by Jerusalem Market

9 AM–10:15 AM STORYTELLING ON THE PAGE & THE SCREEN, A CRITICAL LOOK ‹Performance Hall›
Presentations and discussion from a range of practitioners
Leila Ben-Nasr, Mohannad Ghawanmeh & Ali Alhajji

10:30 AM–11:45 AM PUBLIC DISCUSSION ‹Performance Hall›
Surviving the rhetoric—how are Islamophobia and Anti-Arab sentiments affecting our community and creativity?
Sara Yasin, Jna Shelomith, Ramla Bile & Khaldoun Samman

11:45 AM–1 PM LUNCH (Provided) ‹Performance Hall›
Join photographer Flo Razowsky in viewing and discussing her exhibit “Up Against the Wall”
Food provided by Zakia Deli

1 PM–2:30 PM PERFORMANCE & READING ‹Performance Hall›
Dance: Leila Awadallah
Reading: Kamelya Youssef, Jennifer Zeynab Maccani,
Adam Hamze & Lauren Camp

2:45 PM–3:30 PM FILM SCREENING & TALK ‹Performance Hall›
I Say Dust
Darine Hotait

3:45 PM–4:45 PM FILM SCREENING & TALK ‹Performance Hall›
Taste of Displacement
Dena el-Adeeb & Jehan Mullin

4:45 PM–7 PM DINNER (On your own)

7 PM–9 PM SUHEIR HAMMAD WITH HELLO PSYCHALEPPO ‹Performance Hall›
Mizna journal release with Tammy Lakkis & Jazelle Jajeh Doors 7 PM, show 7:30 PM

9:30 PM CLOSING PARTY WITH HELLO PSYCHALEPPO
‹Guthrie Theater, 818 South 2nd St., Target lounge on 4th floor
(3 blocks from Open Book)›
Group walk to Guthrie, where drinks & snacks are available for purchase. But grab a samosa (or two) before you leave Open Book!

Party sponsored by the Guthrie Theater
Samosas provided by Ghandi Mahal Restaurant

RAWI BOARD: Hayan Charara | Randa Jarrar | Susan Muaddi Darraj | Theri A Pickens | Dahlia Petrus | Kamelyah Youssef | Sonia Suleiman | Zahie el-Kouri | & RAWI Project Coordinator Sonia Ali

MIZNA BOARD: Abir Abukhadra | Charlotte Karem Albrecht | Ziad Amra | Amy Kamel | Nahid Khan | Linda Mokdad | Dipankar Mukherjee | Rabi’h Nahas | P. Niny Salem | & Mizna staff members Lana Barkawi & Moheb Soliman

 

PREMIER SPONSORS

 

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS
Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota
Guthrie Theater
Jerusalem Halaal Market and Grocery
World Street Kitchen
Zakia Deli
Ghandi Mahal Restaurant

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