Cities

Poets House and City Lore worked with public library systems across the country for this project. The exhibit and related programs was presented in Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Milwaukee in 2013, Detroit and the Borough of Queens New York in 2014, and St Louis, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Houston in 2015.

LOCATION

Atlanta–Fulton Public Library System

Central Library One Margaret Mitchell Square Atlanta, GA 30303

http://www.afpls.org/

(404) 730 - 1700

    SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

  • The Worlds of the Ghazal with Syed Akbar Hyder and Kiran Ahluwalia

    Tue, October 27, 2015

  • The Traveling Word: A West African Epic with Kewulay Kamara

    Tue, November 3, 2015

  • Islam and the Blues with Dr. Sylviane Diouf

    Tue, November 10, 2015

  • Kazim Ali

    Tue, November 17, 2015

LOCATION

Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48202

http://www.detroit.lib.mi.us/

(313) 481-1300

    SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

  • Words of Praise: the Qasida with Dr. Michael Sells with Amir ElSaffar and Safaafir

    Sat, March 15, 2014

  • Islam and the Blues with Dr. Sylviane Diouf

    Sat, April 12, 2014

  • Song of the Reed: Rumi with Dr. Jawid Mojaddedi and Amir Vahab

    Wed, May 21, 2014

  • Syrian-American Hip-Hop & Spoken Word artist Omar Offendum

    Fri, May 30, 2014

LOCATION

Houston Public Library

Central Library, Jesse H. Jones Building 500 McKinney Street Houston, Texas 77002

http://www.houstonlibrary.org/

(832) 393-1313

    SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

  • Islam and the Blues with Dr. Sylviane Diouf

    Thu, September 24, 2015

  • Mohja Kahf

    Thu, October 1, 2015

  • Song of the Reed: Rumi with Dr. Jawid Mojaddedi and Amir Vahab

    Thu, November 5, 2015

  • The Traveling Word: A West African Epic with Kewulay Kamara

    Thu, November 19, 2015

LOCATION

Jacksonville Public Library

303 N. Laura Street Jacksonville, FL 32202

http://www.jaxpubliclibrary.org/

(904) 630-2665

    SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

  • Islam and the Blues with Dr. Sylviane Diouf

    Sat, March 2, 2013

  • Words of Praise: the Qasida with Dr. Michael Sells with Amir ElSaffar and Safaafir

    Tue, March 26, 2013

  • The Worlds of the Ghazal with Syed Akbar Hyder and Kiran Ahluwalia

    Sat, April 6, 2013

  • Song of the Reed: Rumi with Dr. Jawid Mojaddedi and Amir Vahab

    Wed, May 29, 2013

LOCATION

Los Angeles Central Library

630 W. 5th Street Los Angeles, CA 90071

http://www.lapl.org/

(213) 228-7000

    SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

  • Song of the Reed: Rumi with Dr. Jawid Mojaddedi and Amir Vahab

    Tue, March 12, 2013

  • Persis Karim

    Sat, April 6, 2013

  • Poetry from Anatolia: the Ottoman Lyric and the Turkish Folk Song with Dr. Kemal Silay

    Sat, April 13, 2013

  • Words of Praise: the Qasida with Dr. Michael Sells with Amir ElSaffar and Safaafir

    Sat, May 18, 2013

LOCATION

Milwaukee Public Library

814 W. Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53233

http://www.mpl.org/

(414) 286-3000

    SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

  • Song of the Reed: Rumi with Dr. Jawid Mojaddedi and Amir Vahab

    Tue, September 24, 2013

  • The Worlds of the Ghazal with Syed Akbar Hyder and Kiran Ahluwalia

    Sun, October 6, 2013

  • Islam and the Blues with Dr. Sylviane Diouf

    Sun, November 3, 2013

  • Yemeni Women’s Poetic Traditions with Dr. Najwa Adra

    Sun, November 17, 2013

LOCATION

Queens Public Library

89 - 11 Merrick Boulevard Jamaica NY 11432

http://www.queenslibrary.org/

(718) 990-0778

    SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

  • Islam and the Blues with Dr. Sylviane Diouf

    Sat, April 5, 2014

  • The Worlds of the Ghazal with Syed Akbar Hyder and Kiran Ahluwalia

    Sat, April 26, 2014

  • Sat, May 7, 2011

  • Love Speaks: A Day of Art and Poetry from the Muslim World

    Sun, May 11, 2014

  • Song of the Reed: Rumi with Dr. Jawid Mojaddedi and Amir Vahab

    Sat, May 17, 2014

  • Mohja Kahf

    Sat, May 31, 2014

LOCATION

Newark Musuem

49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102-3176

http://www.newarkmuseum.org/

973-596-6550

    SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

  • Islam and the Blues with Dr. Sylviane Diouf

    Sun, February 14, 2016

  • Song of the Reed: Rumi with Dr. Jawid Mojaddedi and Amir Vahab

    Sun, May 8, 2016

LOCATION

Newark Public Library

5 Washington Street Newark NJ 07102

http://www.npl.org/

973-733-7784

    SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

LOCATION

Main Library

100 Larkin St San Francisco, CA 94102

http://sfpl.org/

(415) 557-4400

    SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

  • Persis Karim

    Tue, April 7, 2015

  • Islam and the Blues with Dr. Sylviane Diouf

    Wed, April 8, 2015

  • Syrian-American Hip-Hop & Spoken Word artist Omar Offendum

    Wed, April 15, 2015

  • The Thousand and One Nights with Dr. Sinan Antoon

    Thu, April 16, 2015

LOCATION

Central Library

1301 Olive Street St Louis MO, 63103

http://www.slpl.org/

(314) 241-2288

    SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

  • Islam and the Blues with Dr. Sylviane Diouf

    Wed, May 20, 2015

  • The History and Poetics of the Qur’an with Dr. Bruce Lawrence

    Wed, May 6, 2015

  • Song of the Reed: Rumi with Dr. Jawid Mojaddedi and Amir Vahab

    Wed, April 29, 2015

  • Veils and Words: Iranian Women Poets of the 20th Century with Dr. Farzaneh Milani

    Thu, May 14, 2015

LOCATION

Washington DC Public Library

901 G St. N.W. Washington DC 20001

http://www.dclibrary.org/

(202) 727-0321

    SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

  • Veils and Words: Iranian Women Poets of the 20th Century with Dr. Farzaneh Milani

    Tue, September 10, 2013

  • Poetry from Anatolia: the Ottoman Lyric and the Turkish Folk Song with Dr. Kemal Silay

    Mon, October 7, 2013

  • Song of the Reed: Rumi with Dr. Jawid Mojaddedi and Amir Vahab

    Wed, October 23, 2013

  • Islam and the Blues with Dr. Sylviane Diouf

    Tue, October 29, 2013

  • The Worlds of the Ghazal with Syed Akbar Hyder and Kiran Ahluwalia

    Wed, November 19, 2014