Wende Museum Student Council “Political Mandate of the Arts” with Poet Almadhoun

The Wende Museum’s outreach for community education is once again creating conversation. The Student Council series “The Political Mandate of the Arts,” organized in collaboration with the Thomas Mann House and dublab radio, is getting ready for its third interview this coming Wednesday with the Syrian-born Palestinian poet Ghayath Almadhoun, who emigrated to Sweden in 2008, now lives in Berlin, and is currently a fellow at the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles.

Almadhoun has published four poetry collections in Arabic and his work has been translated into 21 different languages. He collaborated with other poets and artists, and his poetry has been part of artwork by Jenny Holzer and German musician Blixa Bargeld, among others. His latest collection “Adrenalin,” published in English by Action Books 2017, was nominated for the 2018 Best Translated Book Award.

Student Council members Amy, Meghana, Emma and Zora will conduct the interview.

Wednesday, March 22, 4:15 p.m. PT: poet Ghayath Almadhoun

45 minutes discussion followed by 15 minutes Q&A.

RSVP: https://wendemuseum.org/program/pma-almadhoun/

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