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Najwa Zebian / Sparks of Phoenix

March 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0


The Bindery hosts a special evening with Najwa Zebian, to celebrate her new book, Sparks of Phoenix. This will be her only SF/Bay Area event. Please join us!


Please note: this is a ticketed event, to be held at The Bindery (1727 Haight St.) in San Francisco. The price of admission is equal to the cost of Sparks of Phoenix, which is included with each ticket. Tickets can be purchased here.


In Sparks of Phoenix — Zebian’s third book of poetry — she takes her readers on a powerful journey of healing.

As the phoenix emerges from its ashes, Zebian emerges ablaze in these pages, not only as a survivor of abuse, but as a teacher and healer for all those who have struggled to understand, reclaim, and rise above a history of pain. The book is divided into six chapters, and six stages of healing: Falling, Burning to Ashes, Sparks of Phoenix, Rising, Soaring, and finally, A New Chapter, which demonstrates a healthy response to new love as the result of authentic healing. With her characteristic vulnerability, courage, and softness, Zebian seeks to empower those who have been made to feel ashamed, silenced, or afraid; she urges them, through gentle advice and personal revelation, to raise their voices, rise up, and soar.



Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-Canadian author, speaker, and educator. Her passion for language was evident from a young age, as she delved into Arabic poetry and novels. The search for a home what Najwa describes as a place where the soul and heart feel at peace was central to her early years. When she arrived in Canada at the age of sixteen, she felt unstable and adrift in an unfamiliar place. Nevertheless, she completed her education, and went on to become a teacher as well as a doctoral candidate in educational leadership. Her first students, a group of young refugees, led her back to her original passion: writing. She began to heal her sixteen-year-old self by writing to heal her students. Since self-publishing her first collection of poetry and prose in 2016, Najwa has become an inspiration to millions of people worldwide. Drawing on her own experiences of displacement, discrimination, and abuse, Najwa uses her words to encourage others to build a home within themselves; to live, love, and create fearlessly.



** Please note **

– This is an all-ages event.

– The duration of this event is up to the author.

– Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

– 1 ticket = 1 book, no exceptions. The book must be purchased from Booksmith. If you already have a copy of Sparks of Phoenix, remember that books make great gifts! If you’ve already gifted Sparks of Phoenix to all of your friends, it’s ok to buy a different book from Booksmith instead — in that case, please write events AT booksmith DOT com.

– Signing, photo, and Q&A details to come.

– RSVP is not necessary, but appreciated.


March 6, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
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The Bindery
1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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