“We Had to Do Something.” Spotlight on The Beirut Call Book Launch

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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.

Art as a Political Tool: The Beirut Call Interview

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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.”

What Makes a Compelling Short Story?

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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.

Meet Elyssar Press: The Editing Team

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: Countdown to Release

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.

Meet Elyssar Press & the Team Behind It

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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.