From Detroit to Baghdad-Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Via Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Project

Goal

To mark the exhibition of a collection of artist books and letterpress broadsides commemorating the 2007 bombing of the famed street of Baghdad booksellers through a book arts festival

To mark the exhibition of a collection of artist books and letterpress broadsides commemorating the 2007 bombing of the famed street of Baghdad booksellers, this project will create a book arts festival in Detroit. The event will include bookmaking, calligraphy, letterpress and poetry workshops at venues across the city, timed with the exhibition at the Arab American National Museum. The gathering honors the artists across the world who submitted written, printed and artistic works in solidarity with Iraqi booksellers, artists and booklovers.

Project Team

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Project