August 4th, 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. Today, artists are still demanding change.
In this interview, Jess Yowell of Elyssar Press got to sit down with Alice Pero and and Vera Campion to discuss their collaborative book called Beyond Birds and Answers.
The Virtual Book Launch of “The Beirut Call,” celebrates a crucial anthology about resilience & resistance culture in Lebanon. The Beirut Call (Elyssar Press, 2021) features artists, poets, authors, and activists, whose academics testimonials, analyses, narratives, and stories inspire and demand social change.
This collection from Elyssar Press features the work of 21 artists, poets, professors, and activists, who together are exploring the theme of how—in the words of Dr. Mitri Raheb—“art is a necessity” and “a political tool.”
The 800-meter dash (aka, the short story) demands the endurance of a long-distance event (aka, the novel) with the bursts of a quick sprints (aka, the poem). It is the impossible race.
As a small team, everyone at Elyssar Press plays a vital role in reviewing, editing, designing, and publishing manuscripts from around the world. The editing team consists of Samar Hage, Jessica Yowell, and Allie Rigby. They are self-professed word nerds who share a love of words.
The Beirut Call, coming out this April, is one of Nabad’s latest projects in Lebanon.
The Beirut Call is a collection of first-hand accounts by artists, scholars, and activists exploring the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion on August 4th of 2020.
There is a new publishing press in Redlands, California and a driven team of sisters behind it. Meet Katia, Nadia, Stefanie, Samar, and Maryse, the five sisters who launched Elyssar Press in 2019.
Looking for places to submit your work? Here is a list of 15 small presses that are currently accepting submissions!