maya zankoul

New Book: Beirut – New York

This is the story of how my upcoming book “Beirut – New York” came to be.

maya zankoul new book announcement: beirut - new york

From Beirut to New York

Last summer, I took a vacation and traveled from Beirut to New York City. While the trip provided a much needed time out, the blow of coming back to everyday life in Beirut weighed on me.

My post-vacation blues got me wondering what makes certain cities more desirable than others.

Unexpectedly, I started noticing similarities between these highly incompatible cities: Beirut and New York City.

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Talk of the Town!

Hello guys! I missed you the past few days. I want to share with you this drawing I did during my participation to Talk of the Town show on MTV. It”s a parody of their TV ad that has been running, that you can watch here.

The show will be aired tonight, Thu 25 November, at 9:15PM Beirut time. You can also check it out . The shooting took 6 painful hours and I”m anxious about the outcome… We”ll see how it goes this evening…

Until then, here”s 2 delightful songs for you. “Strawberry Fields Forever” & “Here comes the sun” from the Beatles” Love album. Have a beautiful day 🙂

13 Strawberry Fields Forever

18 Here Comes The Sun_The Inner Light [Transition]Thank you Hayete for the songs!

It’s TONIGHT!

It’s finally the day!! See you all at Art Lounge-Karantina at 6:30PM. Can’t wait, miss you guys a lot! 😀

Here are the details again:

• Time: Starting 6:30PM

• Place: Art Lounge – Karantina – +961 3 99 76 76

• Event on Facebookhttp://bit.ly/cU8vKx

See you in a while 😉 Until then, today’s theme song is…

Amalgam Vol. 2 – Book Launch!

Finally time to officially announce it! Yesterday, I received the following… What? Looks like a.. Looks like……….

Let’s zoom in… Looks like… AMALGAM VOL. 2 BOOK!!!

THE BOOKS ARE FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!! 😀 As for the book launch……

My darlings, I’m so excited about the preparation of this event… There will be fresh summer drinks, cupcakes, posters & lots of fun, and I really really hope to see you all there! Here is the Location map for those of you who don’t know where Art Lounge is. And don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook!

To sum it up:

• Date: August 04, 2010

• Time: Starting 6:30PM

• Place: Art Lounge – Karantina – +961 3 99 76 76

• Event on Facebook: http://bit.ly/cU8vKx

Thank you to all of you who read the blog, comment & send support. I could not have done it without you & can’t wait to see you all in a week 😉

Here’s a happy song for you 😀 Have a lovely, lovely day!

Event report on Future TV

Future TV morning news broadcasted a report about the book signing on Sunday morning 16/08/2009. I was so happy to see all of you! Thank you for making the event so successful, and thank you Tania for the report!

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Event photos

As I promised you, I am adding a (very small) selection of images from the book signing! Click here for the public Facebook album. I hope this gives a general idea of how beautiful you guys made this event! + scroll down for a small-exclusive-top-secret-very-special image of the book in VIRGIN MEGASTORE DOWNTOWN!! 🙂 (you all know taking photos in Virgin is not allowed right? :P) Yes, yes, the book is officially in Virgin Megastore and Librairie Antoine all over Lebanon so run now to the closest bookstore and check it out!

Posters, cookies & projection

Posters, cookies & projection

 

 

Izo, Elissar, and other posters

Izo, Elissar, and other posters

 

 

Book dedication in process

Book dedication in process

 

 

Friends gathering

Friends gathering

 

 

Reading the book

Reading the book

 

 

 

Beautiful crowd

Beautiful crowd

 

 

Friends gathering

Friends gathering

 

 

Zawyans gathering

Zawyans gathering

 

 

Signing a book

Signing a book

 

 

Checking out the posters

Checking out the posters

 

 

 

And for the FINALE…………………… 🙂

 

 

 

Maya Zankoul's Amalgam in Virgin Megastore, Beirut Downtown

Maya Zankoul's Amalgam in Virgin Megastore, Beirut Downtown

 

 

 

 With this, I wish you all a lovely weekend, see you Monday! 🙂

Maya's Amalgam on MTV

Maya Zankoul’s Amalgam book will be the topic of Karen Boustany’s live section “Kitab”, this Sunday at 12:15 PM on MTV. See you there ^^

In other news, the book is part of NOW Lebanon’s Summer Reading list. Click here to read more.