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Writing at the Aga Khan Museum


Writing at the Aga Khan Museum

Date: Sun, Oct 23, 2016 11:00AM - Sun, Oct 23, 2016 04:00PM
Price: $50, $45 Friends, $40 students and seniors

With Syria: A Living History and Canadian writing as your points of departure, explore the concepts of identity, home, and belonging through your own poetry and prose.

Instructor bio

Kelley Aitken was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Fine Arts. Kelley's teaching focus and specialty is drawing and mixed media. In addition to her teaching and artwork, Kelley is also a published author.

Laboni Islam is an arts educator and poet. She has shared her dynamic teaching style for over a decade and currently teaches at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her poetry was the recipient of the Janice Colbert Poetry Award in 2014 and has also been nominated for the Marina Nemat Award (2016).

Photo(s) by Sean Weaver

Related Programming

Syria: A Living History

October 15, 2016 to February 26, 2017

Heritage and Conflict: Syria’s Battle to Save Its Past

Sunday, October 16, 2 pm

Syria: A Living History

Tuesday, October 18, 6:30–7:30 pm

Syria's Art and Architecture: A Multicultural History

Saturday, October 29, 9:30 am–4 pm and Sunday, October 30, 10 am–12 pm
Co-organized with Professor Nasser Rabbat, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, MIT

Showcase Performance
CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES Arias and Maqams with Lubana Al Quntar

Saturday, October 29, 8 pm

50 Feet from Syria

Sunday, November 6, 2 pm

Modern History: Syria

Thursday, November 10, 1–2 pm

Aleppo: A City and Its Architecture

Sunday, November 13, 2–4 pm

Oh My Sweet Land by Amir Nizar Zuabi

Friday, November 18–Sunday, November 20, 6 pm

Home Within with Kinan Azmeh and Kevork Mourad

Saturday, November 26, 8 pm and Sunday, November 27, 2 pm

Return to Homs

Sunday, December 4, 2 pm

Arabica Coffee House Concert with the Al Qahwa Ensemble

Sunday, December 11, 6 pm


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