Call for Proposals: DIWAN6: A Forum for the Arts Overview The sixth biennial convening of DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts will be held at the Arab American National Museum (AANM), on May 7-9, 2015, in Dearborn, Michigan. The conference will coincide with the launch of the Museum’s 10th anniversary programming year, as well as the Museum’s new visual arts exhibition, Ten. The Conference Committee welcomes proposals for paper and panel presentations, workshops, and interactive sessions. All artistic mediums will be considered for inclusion. Conference Focus DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts is a biennial program of the Arab American National Museum. DIWAN unites ArabRead More →

Contact: Kim Silarski 313.624.0206 Holly Arida 248.910.3732 DEADLINE EXTENDED! ARTISTS, SCHOLARS, ACTIVISTS SOUGHT FOR NATIONAL ARAB AMERICAN ARTS CONFERENCE Dearborn, Mich. (Nov. 16, 2012) – The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for 2013 DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts, taking place at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, April 5-7, 2013. Scholars, artists and activists are welcomed to submit, and all artistic mediums will be considered. Proposals should relate to the development, current work, aesthetics and/or identity of Arab American art or artists. The proposal submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30,Read More →

Available at the Arab American National Museum: Experience past editions of DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts! No later than June 1, 2011, the Arab American National Museum (AANM) will offer free video recordings of all 2011 DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts presentations and performances on its iTunes U page (see item 2 below for details). In the meantime, there are many ways to enjoy the 2006, 2007 and 2009 DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts: Access listings for the printed proceedings and video recordings from the 2006 and 2007 DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts.Click HERE to reach the Museum’s online library catalogRead More →

Sad to report that poet Hayan Charara has had to cancel his 2011 DIWAN appearance due to personal reasons. Remi Kanazi has graciously agreed to step into Hayan’s slot for the 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 25 session WE ARE THE EARTH: HOME, HOMELESSNESS AND TERRAIN, A READING, in the Recital Hall at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Khaled Mattawa will moderate the session, which includes readings by Elmaz Abinader, Deema K. Shehabi, and now, Remi Kanazi. Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the editor of Poets For Palestine  and the author of the newly released collection ofRead More →