13th Annual Arab American Book Awards + Open Mic
Presented with the MOVE Arab American Summit

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 @ AANM

5:30 p.m. Reception 
7 p.m. Awards ceremony
Followed by Open Mic - sign up!  


Join AANM and MOVE 2019 on Saturday, Nov. 9 for a celebration of stories written by and about Arab Americans at the 13th Annual Arab American Book Awards! Be a part of history as we award winners in several categories including Children/Young Adult, Non-fiction, Fiction and Poetry for their contributions to literature. 

Guests will have the opportunity to purchase the winning books and have them signed by the authors in attendance. Get there early for a special reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. where attendees can mingle and meet the authors and be sure to stick around after the awards for our fan-favorite Open Mic, which you can sign-up for here!

Authors in attendance will include Ramon J. Stern (Evelyn Shakir Non-fiction Award, translator of Syrian and Lebanese Patricios in Sao Paulo: From the Levant to Brazil), Lena Mahmoud (Fiction Award, Amreekiya), Cheryl Reid (Fiction Award, As Good As True), Fady Joudah (George Ellenbogen Poetry Award, Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance: Poems) and Noor Al-Samarrai (Honorable Mention, El Cerrito).

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