Rumi says we should tell stories about scars, not wounds. Rumi also says that all scars are beautiful. Join Muslim Writers Collective at the historic and beautiful IMAAM Center in Silver Spring for an evening of sharing stories about our beautiful scars.
Each performer will have five minutes, and you don't have to be Muslim or a writer to perform. Poetry, spoken word, storytelling, comedy, music, improv — we welcome all forms of artistic expression. Just sign up here: airtable.com/shr7161MwVKuVfDn0.
The MC for the evening will be actor and storyteller Adam Gagan, as seen in The Moth, Burn Notice, and The Blacklist: Redemption.
Abdul Rahman El-Husseini
The itinerary for the evening will be as follows:
6:30pm, Doors Open
7:00-8:00pm, Open Mic Part 1
8:00-8:15pm, Maghrib Break
8:15-10:00pm, Open Mic Part 2
10:00-10:30pm, Mingling & Isha Prayers
The Muslim Writers Collective is a grassroots initiative dedicated to promoting storytelling in the Muslim community. Our monthly open mics, running since 2014, have featured hundreds of first time performers — poets, journalists, comedians, musicians, students and more — who have shared facets of the Muslim consciousness that were hidden until now. Our chapters in New York, the Bay Area, and six other cities have welcomed thousands of attendees to witness these new stories emerge. PRI has called us «an oasis to Muslims in Trump's America,” and VICE has acclaimed us as „a space for young Muslims to honor their humanity.“