Will Youmans writes about Diwan, the conference that brought together writers, visual artists, comedians, and more, at the Arab-American National Museum a couple of weeks ago:
The Museum served as the perfect location for this event, which many felt was a historic one – a national gathering of Arab-American artists. As a testament to this growing community and its achievements, it facilitated the sense the artists had of being part of something greater. Some of the artists from far-off places felt they toiled away in relative isolation, but seeing the Museum, and fellow artists, made them feel part of something bigger.
Read the rest here.