Tuesday 4th March – Kellogg College seminar  

“Victims of a Map: the poetry of war, exile and hope in Mesopotamia-Iraq” Jenny Lewis and Adnan al Sayegh discuss the importance of poetry in ancient and modern-day Iraq and read from their new pamphlet, Singing for Inanna.

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5th-6th March – Stanza Festival 

Three events at Scotland’s International Poetry Festival

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25th March – Oxford Literary Festival – launch of Taking Mesopotamia


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27th March – Pegasus Theatre – ‘Writing Mesopotamia’

A performance of new poetry in English and Arabic by Adnan al Sayegh and Jenny Lewis, with oud accompaniment by Oxford musician, Tarik Beshir.

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1st-5th April – Pegasus Theatre – Stories for Survival: A Retelling of the Arabian Nights

(Jenny worked on this as dramaturg and lyric writer)

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5th April – Cheltenham Poetry Festival

2.00-3.00pm Reading by Jenny of Taking Mesopotamia

30 March to 6th,13 & 27 April – ‘Writing Mesopotamia’ at the British Museum

Creative writing workshops followed by a performance of work generated.

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8 April – Writers in Oxford at St Aldates Tavern, 7.30

The Poetry of War, Exile and Hope

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10th April – Bath Spa University reading

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11th April – London launch of Taking Mesopotamia

6-8pm in the RADA Studio, Chenie Street – ALL WELCOME!

17th April – Albion Beatnik Bookstore, Oxford

Adnan al Sayegh and Jenny Lewis – early poetry and love poetry

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15th May – Finding my Father in Mesopotamia – National Archives

2.00-3.00pm – presentation and talk about writing poetry from research.

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