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before-there-is-nowhere-to-stand-palestine-israel-poets-respond-to-the-struggle Associate Editor Marianne Szlyk brings us this information on a reading on Sunday, June 15:


Four poets, three of them from MC, will be reading from the anthology BEFORE THERE IS NOWHERE TO STAND: Palestine/Israel, Poets Respond to the Struggle. The reading will take place at Performetry: Old Poems, New Poems, Your Poems in D.C. Our section of the event will begin shortly after 6 pm and continue for about 30 to 35 minutes. Readers will include poets Mike Maggio, Bonnie Morris, and Stephen Bess as well as Prof. Jean Freedman. The featured poet, Gowri Koneswaran(@gowricurry), presents next, followed by an Open Mic. We strongly encourage you to stay for the entire event.

Performetry is at BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Street parking can be found in that neighborhood, but come a little early to find your space. You may also take Metro. BloomBars is a short walk from the Columbia Heights station on the Green Line.

There will be homemade food (soup, bread, and vegan dessert) at the event–but not alcohol. (BloomBars is not that kind of bar!!) Some of the food at the event may be gluten-free, but I am not sure.

Please note that BloomBars is a donation-based community arts center and encourage your friends to support this wonderful organization with a suggested donation of $10 (children free). Performetry is a project of Sanctuary Theatre’s Performing Knowledge Project and is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from Poets & Writers, Inc. and individual supporters. Hope you can stop by — or spread the word!

Here’s a video clip to whet your interest.




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