Gathered in Aaliya’s Books coffee shop, the homely gem of Gemmayze Street in Beirut, activists, poets, writers and musicians were captivated by the performances of participants in the Open Mic session.
This session was organized by the UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project and Sidewalk Beirut on September 27th at 6 pm, with the generous funds of Germany.
National and international participants from all walks of life took the mic, read their poems and prose and shared their passion, stories and experiences in a convivial atmosphere. The performances embraced difficult and thought-provoking topics, such as overcoming domestic violence, refugees, death and many other issues.
“All performances revealed the beautiful spirits and souls of their performers. It had a cathartic effect on the audience”, commented a participant at the event.