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Poetry as Conversation: Ibtisam Barakat & Naomi Shihab Nye. March 31
Join us for a special reading and dialog between Palestinian American authors Ibtisam Barakat and Naomi Shihab Nye. Ibtisam will be reading from her new memor Balcony on the Moon, the follow-up to her acclaimed memoir Tasting the Sky.   MORE >>
Winter & Spring Arabic Language Classes
Mizna is offering classes in spoken and written Arabic taught by Dunia Khouri and Abdelkader Hamouchi. Classes will take place in Mizna's office in St. Paul.
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Arabic Drumming, Spring 2017
Learn how to play the Arabic drum (derbeke, darbuka, doumbek, Arabic tabla) with Professor Khaldoun Samman in an ensemble setting. Even if you've never played this drum, you will learn all the important rhythms of Arabic music.   MORE >>

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*Film Submission Deadline: August 15, 2016 (September 29th, 2016)
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Mizna is a Twin Cities non-profit arts organization that promotes contemporary expressions of Arab American culture. We publish the literary journal Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America, produce the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, and offer varied other readings, performances, art projects, and community events involving an exceptionally talented and diverse range of local, national, and international Arab American artists.

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