Spoken Truths: Words from a Zaatar Diva

March 2

when8:00 pm (EST); 4 hours
whereThe Canvas Cafe 1200 9th & Lincoln in San Francisco, CA
One of the most recognizable Arab-American Poets of our generation, Suheir Hammad has helped infuse new urban art forms with her unique style. She is a feature poet on HBOÂ’s critically acclaimed “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry” and is an original writer and cast member of its Tony Award-winning Brodway version. This Brooklyn native, born in a Palestinian refugee camp, has appeared on television, radio, stage and page throughout the world. She is the author of “ZaatarDiva” and her books; “Born Palestinian, Born Black” and “Drops of This Story” have received critical acclaim. Her work has been published in numerous periodicals, including The Amsterdam News, Essence, STRESS Hip-Hop Magazine and the Middle East Report. Suheir’s poetry has been featured on the BBC World Service and National Public Radio. Spoken word: 8:00pm–9:30pm After Party: 10:00pm-2:00am The Canvas Café 1200 9th Ave & Lincoln, San Francisco 94122 Tickets: $10 students $15 general: Spoken Word & After Party $10 students & general: After Party Only (18 & Over) LIMITED SEATING: RSVP