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Lebanon's widespread demonstrations are already inspiring writers to pen new work, adding a note of literary reflection to the roar of revolution. "Early Writings of the Revolution," an open mic event Aaliya's Books in Gemmayzeh Tuesday night, was packed with people wanting to listen to speakers present original poems, personal essays and spoken-word manifestos. Event organizer and bookstore waitress Carmina Khairallah said the event had originally been scheduled to be a poetry slam competition, but was retooled to better reflect the current atmosphere.While speakers' tone and topics varied, all expressed fervent support for the demonstrations, connecting recent weeks' political upheaval to their own personal experiences. At intermission, Khairallah distributed paper and pencils and urged audience members to compose their own writings on the spot and present them during the second half of the evening.This strategy was inspired in part by necessity, Khairallah explained. Writers had only three weeks to produce work about the protests, she said, and had almost certainly been busy on the streets themselves.
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