The Beirut Call: The Strongest Souls Emerge Out of Suffering

I am more than honored to be part of an amazing team of contributors whose testimonials, perceptions, narratives, and stories highlight the change-making arts and cultural scene here in Beirut. Together, these academics, poets, artists, activists, and individuals engaged in a wounded city, reveal glimpses of their thinking and doing, offering inspiration for other communities facing wars, crises, instability, and despair. Continue reading The Beirut Call: The Strongest Souls Emerge Out of Suffering

Can Beirut Recover? Artists Reflect on the August 4th Blast in Lebanon (by Elyssar Press)

Today, please consider supporting Lebanese artists by purchasing The Beirut Call: Harnessing Creativity for Change, a collection from Elyssar Press that features the work of 21 artists, poets, professors, and activists. Proceeds from The Beirut Call help Dar al Kalima University College of Arts and Culture fund artists, arts NGOs, and small creative enterprises’ projects in Lebanon. Continue reading Can Beirut Recover? Artists Reflect on the August 4th Blast in Lebanon (by Elyssar Press)

We had to do something following the Beirut port blast

This summer marks the release of the anthology The Beirut Call: Harnessing Creativity for Change, a collection [by the Nabad program – Dar al Kalima University College of Arts and Culture] from Elyssar Press that features the work of 21 artists, poets, professors, and activists exploring the theme of art as essential, especially in the wake of disasters. Continue reading We had to do something following the Beirut port blast

The Beirut Call Anthology ebook is now available on KOBO.COM

“The Beirut Call” anthology electronic version is now available on Kobo.com! “The Beirut Call” presents diverse perceptions and expressions that speak to Lebanese in their homeland and in diaspora, but it also transcends the borders of Lebanon as contributors address glocal issues-war, peace, memory, history, identity, creativity, cultural resistance, resilience, artistic activism, human rights, feminism, … Continue reading The Beirut Call Anthology ebook is now available on KOBO.COM