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Middle Eastern Poetry Festival

Saturday, April 22nd, 2:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission
A reception follows the program.

The Iraqi Mutual Aid Society returns again with its 5th annual Poetry Festival. Come enjoy the rich tradition of multilingual poems in Arabic and other languages from the Middle East by refugees and immigrants from the cradle of civilization. English translations will be provided.

Cosponsored with the Iraqi Mutual Aid Society

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Our events are first come, first served and capacity is limited. We only allow late admittance during a pre-determined program break.

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