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Poetic Voices of the Muslim World featuring Omar Offendum

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

| Free

11 - Omar Offendum

The Detroit Public Library, in collaboration with the Arab American National Museum, presents Syrian-American spoken word artist Omar Offendum.

Omar Offendum brings a contemporary poetic voice to the Muslim world and beyond. Omar was born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington, DC and now lives in Los Angeles. He has toured the world to promote his ground-breaking music, helped raise thousands of dollars for various humanitarian relief organizations and lectured at various academic institutions. Sponsored by the Detroit Public Library, The Poets House, City Lore, National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Library Association and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Offendum will be introduced by Dr. Matthew Jaber Stiffler.

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking available in DPL staff parking lot, entrance on Putnam Street, and one way from Cass Avenue.

Poetic Voices of the Muslim World includes an exhibition at Main Library.

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Details

Date:
May 30, 2014
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org

Organizer

Detroit Public Library
Phone:
313-481-1339
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Website:
www.detroitpubliclibrary.org

Venue

Detroit Public Library - Clara Stanton Jones – Friends Auditorium
Phone:
313-481-1339
5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Website:
www.detroitpubliclibrary.org