Arab-American Heritage Month Poetry Reading
Date(s) - 04/15/2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
Poet Laureate Danielle Badra and ArtsFairfax and Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA)
Featuring Zeina Azzam, Rayan Afif, and Danielle Badra*
To celebrate National Poetry Month and Arab-American Heritage Month, hear the works of local Arab-American poets Rayan Afif, Zeina Azzam (Alexandria Poet Laureate 2022-25), and Danielle Badra (Fairfax Poet Laureate 2022-24). Following the reading, parkgoers are invited to participate in a poetry writing workshop to learn and practice the Ghazal, an Arabic verse form with an intricate rhyme scheme.