Book Arts 101:
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

(Episode 33, Home Edition)
Special Day: Friday March 5
3 PM Eastern Standard Time

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On the Fifth of March, 2007, a car bomb was detonated on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, amongst the stalls of booksellers and bookshops in the cultural heart of the city in a targeted attack on the city's intellectual center. In the weeks that followed, an organized response, assembled by poet and bookseller Beau Beausoleil, came about. It's grown over the years to involve poets, letterpress printers, and book artists from all over the world, and on this fourteenth anniversary of the devastation, we'll gather virtually through this Book Arts 101 broadcast to celebrate the creative spirit.

Please take note this Book Arts 101 broadcast is on a Friday, rather than our usual Wednesday afternoon time slot.

Book Arts 101 is our live ramble in book arts, craft & design, and various other things, hosted by John Cutrone, Director of FAU Libraries' Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Watch via Zoom Webinar or via the Facebook Live simulcast, with video posted later on JCBA's Vimeo channel ( We classify Book Arts 101: Home Edition under WELLNESS... in these strange times, it'll help you feel better about things.