Friday, June 2, 2023 | (4:30 Arrival) 5 PM ET – 7 PM ET | Sliding Scale $15- $30
In-Person | 1 Session | REGISTER HERE!
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**All AAWW workshops serve writers of the global majority (BIPOC). If you are not a person of the global majority, we ask you to refrain from signing up for this workshop.**
Sana Khan and Aaisha Bhuiyan, on behalf of AAWW, welcome you to a writing workshop exploring depictions of nature and wilderness in the Met’s Islamic art collection. In movement with AAWW’s workshops theme of forest and understory, Sana and Aaisha will facilitate a writing workshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that centers meditations on narrative, style, and representation in the Islamic art on view.
We will begin with an introductory chat and gallery walk with Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah Curator in Charge of Islamic Art, Navina Najat Haidar. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and reflect on the artwork with the aid of guided prompts. We’ll conclude the evening with an open floor discussion to share reflections and the overall experience.
Sana Khan is a 2022 Open City Fellow at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She has written for Prism, the Oxford University Press blog, the Radical History Review, Kajal Magazine, and Brown Girl Magazine. She attended Pomona College and Cambridge University and is an editor for history and religion at Oxford University Press. Having grown up moving often, she now lives and dreams in New York.
Aaisha Bhuiyan likes to tell stories centering intersectionality. She is a 2021 Open City Fellow, tech enthusiast and has recently completed a Masters in Negotiation & Conflict Resolution at Columbia University. The thesis of her work lies in building community.
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Event Image Description: A blue to green watercolor gradient background with a watercolor painting of a sumac plant. It has long curved green stems and leaves and a dotted red plant that comes to a point. The text reads in bold white “MAPPING THE MET: WILDERNESS IN ISLAMIC ART, A WORKSHOP WITH SANA KHAN & AAISHA BHUIYAN. THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 4:30PM – 7PM ET. IN-PERSON AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART. MASKS REQUIRED”. There are black and white portraits of Sana Khan and Aaisha Bhuiyan, two South Asian women writers wearing white. Sana is looking directly at the camera, smiling with her mouth closed. Her dark hair is blowing and she is wearing large shining hoop earrings. Aaisha is to Sana’s right and is wearing a white headscarf. Her face is turned 3/4 to the camera and she is smiling with her eyes. The bottom of the graphic features the AAWW logo in bold black print and reads “Asian American Writers’ Workshop”.