Photo: English Penn
Photo: English Penn
Photo: Pen Center

The Brooklyn Museum and PEN American Center present a reading of selected poems and other texts in support of Palestinian poet and art curator Ashraf Fayadh, who was sentenced to death by a Saudi court for apostasy, writing poetry that speaks against Islam and Islamic practices.

The reading will take place in the Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion at the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday, January 14, 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Participants include: photographer, performance artist, and provocateur Dread Scott; poet, language artist, and educator Natalie Diaz; writer and activist Ru Freeman; poet Lawrence Joseph; and writer Dina Omar. Hosted by Elissa Schappell and Rob Spillman.

Selected poems and other texts will be read in both English and Arabic.

A live stream of the discussion will be held here.

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