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7 May 2018     Glen Kalem
May Rihani appointed new Gibran Chair Director | May Rihani appointed new Gibran Chair Director.

NEWS The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland has appointed May Rihani as the director of the George and Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace.

2 May 2016     Glen Kalem
A Publisher is Known By The Company He Reaps | Kahlil Gibran

A Publisher Is Known By the Company He Keeps Reaps.  by Glen Kalem  “[B]ut it was Blanche’s peculiar astuteness that led to the 1923 publication of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, whose modest initial sales would metastasize 40 years later, in the woo-woo ’60s, helping to lift Knopf into the commercial big-time” A new biography on Blanche Knopf, wife of publishing giant Alfred A. Knopf, whose published works include such authors as Carl Van...

7 Sep 2015     Glen Kalem
New book ~ An anthology of Arab-American poetry by Francesco Medici

  A New Book by Francesco Medici brings into focus an anthology of the Pen Bond.  New York, April 28th 1920 in Kahlil Gibran’s studio a dozen of Syrian-Lebanese writers who emigrated to the United States founded officially a political literary circle known as the 

3 Apr 2014     Glen Kalem
The Pictorial Universe of Kahlil Gibran

The Pictorial Universe of Kahlil Gibran by Eva María Ayala Canseco The Bohemian Club of Boston When Gibran Kahlil Gibran and his family arrived in the United States from Lebanon, they encountered a nation in the midst of an industrial boom. The city in which they would settle was Bost...

7 Jun 2014     Glen Kalem
Gibran has a new address on Planet Mercury

Gibran gets a Crater named after him on planet Mercury.   July 2009 ~ The International Astronomical Union (IAU) names 16 impact craters on Mercury. The newly named craters were imaged during the mission’s first two flybys of Mercury in January and October last year. Naming the craters helps to identify and improve communication among those studying the planet’s geology says; MESSENGER Participating Scientist Dave Blewett, of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, Md. The IAU has been the overseers of planetary and satellite nomenclature since its inception in 1919. In keeping with the established naming theme for craters on Mercury, all of the craters are named after famous ...

24 May 2014     Glen Kalem
A Prophet has been re-born in Curaçao

by Glen Kalem May 21, 2014 ~ at NAAM The National Anthropological – Archaeological Museum in Pietermaai Curaçao While most of the international (Gibran) focus this past week has been about the pre-launch of Salma Hayek’s inspired animation of The Prophet  held at the illustrious Cannes Film Festival in France, a small island in the Caribbean – probably internationally-known by its citrus-infused liqueur Blue Curaçao ...

22 May 2014     Glen Kalem
Global Gibran ~ The Prophet and its Readership

What do Elvis Presley, the richest man in the world, and Guantanamo Bay prisons all have in common? They all read and admired the work of Kahlil Gibran. On the 14th and 15th of May 2014, via an invitation from the Lebanese American University of Lebanon and sponsored by the Departments of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Communication Arts, Mr. Glen Kalem, international Kahlil Gibran researcher and historian, presented a lecture to faculty and students highlighting 16 years of research unearthing the “Global Gibran and His Readership.” The lecture focused on who has read The Prophet

20 May 2014     Glen Kalem
Salma Hayek Talks Turning Philosophy Into Animation for The Prophet

A passionate Salma Hayek was at the Cannes Film Festival to present a work-in-progress screening of The Prophet, based on Kahlil Gibran’s philosophical novel. Turning this 1923 best-seller into an animated feature was always going to be a challenge, but casting some of the best in the business gave her the confidence to meet such a feat. This powerhouse list has Hayek producing along side  Clark Peterson, Jose Tamez and Ron Senkowski. Head director Roger Allers was chosen to lead the helm of A-list animators from across the globe, including the likes of Tomm Moore, Joan C. Gratz, Joann Sfar, Bill Plympton, Paul and Gaetan Brizzi, Michal Socha, Nina Paley and Mohammed Saeed Harib as each mastered a different thematic section of the ...

9 May 2014     Glen Kalem
The Prophet to premiere at Cannes 2014

Participant Media and the Doha Film Institute’s animated adaption of Kahlil Gibran’s book “The Prophet” will premiere at Cannes 2014. This animated feature film brings together many celebrated animators from around the globe, with each one capturing a chapter in “The Prophet” with their own signature style.

30 Apr 2014     Glen Kalem
New Book ~ The Essential Rihani

The Essential Rihani, a unique volume containing some of the most important works of Ameen Rihani as edited by Suheil Bushrui and May Rihani and published by The George and Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace was released in May 2014. Summary: “Ameen Rihani was a Lebanese-American essayist, novelist, philosopher, and poet who believed passionately in the oneness of the world’s religions and the brotherhood of all nations. He was a formidable intellectual force in shaping and revitalizing the modern Arab intellectual renaissance, and has contributed significantly to the enlightened views that remain an important legacy for Lebanon, the Arab world, and for the world at large. This unique publication by the George and Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for...

28 Apr 2014     Glen Kalem
Bcherre: Gibrans birth village nestled in the Wadi Qadisha of Mt. Lebanon

Gibran Khalil Gibran, who became known as Kahlil Gibran, was born in the far north of Lebanon on 6 January 1883. The village of his birth, Bisharri, is perched on a small plateau at the edge of one of the cliffs of Wadi Qadisha, known as the sacred valley. Towering above is Mount Lebanon.   P1020009 from Elucidate Pictures on Vimeo....

28 Apr 2014     Glen Kalem
New Book ~ Bradawn Yeats – A Khalil Gibran Tribute to W.B. Yeats

A new book by Irish philosopher and poet Richard McSweeney examining the beloved Lebanese writer and poet Kahlil Gibran was released in January 2014. ‘Bradawn Yeats – A Khalil Gibran Tribute to W.B. Yeats’ serves as an enlightening resource that shows Gibran’s appreciation for one of the foremost literary figures. About Richard McSweeney A self-originating lyrical philosopher of Éire (Ireland), McSweeney is happily married and has a son and a daughter. He lived in the Republic of Korea for thirteen years, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for three, and a further three in the United Arab Emirates. Since 2001, he has been living and writing back home in Ireland. McSweeney holds a BA in Korean Language & Literature, and an MA in Classical Chinese Philosophy, both of which he accomplished through the mediums of Korean and Classical Chine...

3 Feb 2014     Glen Kalem
Ms. Tania Sammons receives the 2014 Kahlil Gibran International award

Media Release Tuesday, 4 February 14 The George and Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace at the University of Maryland, and the International Association for the Study of the Life and Works of Kahlil Gibran have selected Ms. Tania Sammons to receive the 2014 Kahlil Gibran International Award for the outstanding services she has rendered in fostering the Kahlil Gibran and Mary Haskell heritage, superbly represented in the exclusive collection of artworks at the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia.

22 Apr 2014     Glen Kalem
Kahlil Gibran in China

On November 24, 2020, as part of their annual Middle Eastern Literature conference, the Peking University celebrated the 130th anniversary of Kahlil Gibran by bringing together academics from across China. Mr. Glen Kalem, an executive member of the newly-founded Kahlil Gibran Global Forum, also made the journey from Sydney, Australia, to be part of this celebrated event. Mr. Kalem’s visit marks the first-ever to China by any Western scholar of Gibran. His aim was to bridge the cultural and academic gap that has been in place since the earliest of Gibran’s translations in the 1920s, whilst also promoting a healthy and on-going dialogue between Gibran scholars of China and the West, where most of the study and research has been the focus over the last 90 years. Peking University is the academic and spiritual home of Gibran in China, with translation...

22 Apr 2014     Glen Kalem
Rare Photograph of Kahlil Gibran Found!

RARE PHOTOGRAPH OF KAHLIL GIBRAN FOUND Francesco Medici, an international Gibran scholar and research producer for The Documentary film Kahlil Gibran The Reluctant Visionary has unearthed a rare photograph of Gibran lost in a private collection, held at the National Museum of American History. This photograph ‘Silver gelatin on paper 1 item, 5.8″ x 9.6″ may have eluded scholars and researchers due to the incorrect spelling of Gibran’s surname. “Giran” The Craft Studios photo taken in October 1924 captures an event hosted by The Progressive Syrian American Club; the evening was held to honor Gibran for his community and literary work. Men and women can be seen seated at several banquet tables in a large room at Tuller Hotel, there is a...

2 Apr 2014     Glen Kalem
Worlds first comprehensive bibliography on Kahlil Gibran

MEDIA RELEASE  April 3rd 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  By Kahlil Gibran International Forum and News Written by Glen Kalem Contact: prophetposter2014

22 Apr 2014     Glen Kalem
Pilgrimage To Gibran

Fantastic Blog by Emily Jane O’Dell ~ Writer & Assistant Professor of History & Archaeology at the American University of Beirut Snippet: Gibran Museum “While surveying the fading titles i...

20 Apr 2014     Glen Kalem is A-Live!

“a seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchid invisible” We’re up and running. Welcome to blog site. The worlds first independently run and dedicated website bringing you global news and events concerning the late poet and artist Kahlil Gibran. This site is a work in development, so please make sure to visit time and again for continuous updates and don’t forget to Like our Facebook Site. We’re also open to suggestion on what the site should include. Please feel free to give...