Things to do around the Main Line and western suburbs

For a curated selection of this month's best events, click here

To submit an event to our community calendar, click here. It is free to submit an event, but you will be asked to create an account first. 

City of Pearls Book Release

Date/Time

Apr 23, 2019
07:00 PM until 09:00 PM

Description

City of Pearls Book Release

Sham-e-Ali Nayeem

Tuesday, April 23, 7 – 9 p.m.

 

In her debut book City of Pearls, Sham-e-Ali Nayeem’s poetry offers a meditation on healing from grief. The poems ask the reader, what happens when we lose our anchor? Weaving together memories of her late father and ancestral home of Hyderabad, Nayeem’s poems explore landscapes of loss. She writes from the perspective of an Indian Muslim American who draws from the languages of her life to compose a poetics of vulnerability and tenderness. Known as the “City of Pearls,” Hyderabad’s jewels become a metaphor for resilience and growth. Each poem gains their opulence from the transmutation of the grit of migration, displacement and loss.

 

*Asian Arts Initiative is designed as a mobility accessible facility, with access to all public floors and spaces, and seating accommodations for programmed events. Both non-gendered and individually isolating restrooms are available on each floor, all equipped with changing stations.

 

Cost

0

Location

View map Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Neighborhood:

Philadelphia

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Business Listings

 
Edit Module