Upcoming Events

How Dare We! Write, Eastside Freedom Library, 1-2:30pm January 27

‘Mooz-Lum’:A Black History Month Film Screening, Eastside Freedom Library, 7pm January 29

Coffee House: Art & Poetry Night, Masjid An-Nur,  February 17th, doors open at 6:30pm.

Past Events

Critical Creative Meet-up, Mizna office, 7pm December 14

West bank Open Mic Feature, 2100 Riverside, 7pm December 7

In-Visibility:Black Muslim Women in the Arts, panel discussion,  1pm December 2

555 reading, Moon Palace Books 8pm November 28th

The Future is__________ Reading,  University Club 7:30pm November 21

Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Opening Reception 6pm, November 17

Stillwater Prison Reading, 5pm Oct 20th

Saint Olaf College Alumni Reading, English Department, 6:30pm September 25

 YMCA Midway Teen Thrive poetry workshop, 5pm – 6:30 pm Thursday nights.

Mizna’s Surviving Issue Journal Release Event, The Amsterdam, 7pm July 13th

Agent’s of Change Community Party + poetry reading,  4p.m. July 16th

How Dare We! Write Reading UROC 12:00pm, July 22nd


Matt Mauch Book launch and celebration of Bird~Brain, Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, 6pm, June 8 2017
Haley Lasche chapbook launch + reading, Honey, 7pm, June 7 2017

Minnesota Deaf Muslim Community Fundraiser  North Star Ball Room, Saint Paul Student Center, U of M 2017 Buford Ave St. Paul, MN 6:30 pm, May 13 2017

Equity Mindsets- Transforming Our Thinking to Advance Racial Justice, Wilder Foundation, 9 am May 15 2017

Housequake 2017: Coffee House Press Shakes up Publishing, 5:30-8pm, May 15 2017

The Great Twin Cities Poetry Reading, 7 pm, May 12  2017


Next Poetix, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 6pm April 28 2017

Women of Schmidt,  Schmidt Artist Lofts, 7pm March 25 2017

Teen Poetry Workshop, Midway YMCA, 5pm March 14th 2017

Women Against Military Madness Annual Meeting,  Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral 10 a.m. March 4th 2017

Comedy Benefit Show with Ahmed Ahmed , Union Depot, 7pm March 3,  2017

Poets and Pints, 7pm Feb 15th 2017, Sisyphus Brewing

Coffeehouse, 6pm Feb 17th 2017, Masjid An Nur

Rethinking Immigrants, Refugees, and the Muslim Ban. East African, Arab, Afro-Arab & African American  Artist Showcase + Panel  6PM Feb 20th The Loft Literary Center

Public Presentation, 6pm Feb 21,  Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Resisting Islamaphobia, 10pm Feb 2nd 2017, Palmers

Writers Resist: Voices United , an ACLU Fundraiser, 9:00am Jan 15th, Bella Luna Studios

Art Illuminating Human Rights: Muslim in Minnesota,  Minneapolis Institute of Art, 6:30pm  Dec 1st 2016

Saint Paul Art Craw, Carleton Artist Lofts 7:00pm October 14th 2016

Program Artist, Drawing Out,West Side Farmer’s Market, 10am-12:30pm October 15th 2016

Bridges reading series, Barnes & Nobel, Harmar Mall, 7:00pm October 20th 2016

POP UP reading, Boneshaker Books 6:30pm October 21st 2016

DEAR GAZA block party, the street between W 24th & Lyndale Ave S, October 2nd 2016

555 reading, Five Watts Coffee, 3745 Nicollet Ave S, September 27th 2016

Program Artist, Drawing Out, West Side Farmer’s Market, 8:30am-12:30pm July 23rd 2016

Featured Poet, Poets and Pints, Sisyphus Brewing 7pm July 13th 2016

Emcee, Cracked Walnut Literary Festival, “Dusk”, Day Block Brewing 7pm June 20th 2016

Emcee, Cracked Walnut Literary Festival, “Dawn”, Groundswell 7pm June 16th 2016

Featured Poet, Cracked Walnut Literary Festival: “Metal”,  Mojo Coffee Gallery, 6:30pm May 30th 2016

Featured Poet, A Legacy Beyond Legendary show, The Capri Theater 7pm May 20th 2016

Social Justice Poetry Workshop, North High School, TBA April 30th 2016

Mentor Series Reading, The Loft Literary Center, 7pm April 22nd  2016

Poetry Performance, Licorice Beach Social Justice Night, 8pm April 14th 2016

Featured poet, Justice for Jamar Benefit Show, February 9th 2016

Poetry reading, Subtexts Bookstore, November 15th  2015

Poetry reading, CrackedWalnut Literary Festival, May 23, 2015

Collaborative poetry performance with the Mizna writing group Rock for Rasmea, February 21, 2015

Featured  poet, For the Children of Palestine Fundraiser, August 17, 2014

Featured poet, Mizna summer journal release party, July 12, 2013