The Weam Namou Show – Namou hosts a weekly half-hour show where she interviews authors, filmmakers, archaeologists, and influencers from all over the world. This show airs LIVE on Fridays at 11 am (EST) on the Chaldean Cultural Center Facebook Page. This program is in collaboration with the University of Michigan [Detroit Center], Unique Voices in Films, and CMN TV.
New Year’s Writing Resolution: Writers, authors, and aspiring authors in metro Detroit are invited to attend a holiday writing event on Wednesday, December 15th sponsored by the Authors Guild Detroit Chapter. Attendees will engage in the ancient Babylonian tradition of creating a New Year’s resolution which began over 4,000 years ago. During this event, we will focus on exercises to create writing and publishing goals for a more fulfilling and productive 2022.
Life is Art: Conscious Creation Summit – Join Weam Namou and over 21 other speakers as we delve into the power of creation. “Life is Art: Conscious Creation Summit,” is a FREE online event on January 27, 2020 – Namou’s interview goes live on January 31, 2020 https://lifeisartsummit.com/signup/weam/
Addictions – Namou will speak at the Center of Enlightenment about Emotional Addictions on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 10 am. Address is 2724 Goodrich St, Ferndale, MI 48220
SpringFed Writers and Music Series – Wednesday, January 22, at 7:00 pm, featuring poets Dunya Mikhail, Lamees Al Ethari, and Alise Alousi; author Weam Namou; and songwriter Luti Erbeznik. Royal Oak Library
Theosophical Society – Namou will speak about the ancient Babylonian tradition of the New Year. Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7 pm. Address is 27745 Woodward Ave, Berkley, MI 48072
Cultural Center Presentation – Five presentations about the Chaldeans and their history and culture to 5 classes (150 history students) at Orchard Lake Middle School Jan 10 2020
The Business of Writing – Southfield Public Library, December 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Authors Guild Ambassador Weam Namou, along with Co-Ambassador Violet St. Karl. This two-hour workshop will be hosted by the Authors Guild’s Detroit Chapter. It’s intended to help writers and aspiring writers navigate the publishing industry, from writing articles to novels, getting published, to marketing yourself and your work. Workshop leaders Weam Namou and Violet St. Karl are the Detroit ambassadors to the Authors Guild and have over twenty-five years of combined experience in different facets of the writing and publishing industry and will share their knowledge, tips, best practices, and more.
Cultural Center Presentation – Presentations about the Chaldeans and their history and culture at Schuchard Elementary School in Sterling Heights. Presented to over 200 Fifth & Sixth Graders – November 18, 2019
Cultural Center Presentation – Presentations about the Chaldeans and their history and culture at Stevenson High School in Sterling Heights presented to two sociology classes- November 8, 2019
Spiritual and Writing Retreat October 5-7, 2020 at Colombiere Retreat and Conference Center in Clarkston, Michigan http://www.ThePathofConsciousness.com
Community Film Screening – Namou’s award-winning feature documentary will be screened at the Maple Theater on October 9th. All proceeds will benefit the Chaldean Cultural Center which is hosting this event. Doors open at 6:30 pm – meet the author before the film starts at 7pm.
Following the Story – Weam Namou will be at Wayne State University with other filmmakers to discuss her feature documentary “Living Tribal in a Democracy” on the Iraqi diaspora in Sterling Heights. The event is May 15 at 6 pm and it’s hosted by Creative Many. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/following-the-story-making-art-about-place-tickets-58742195488
The World of Wellness Symposium – Friday, March 1 (doors open at 7:30 pm). Sahara Restaurant in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Weam Namou is the guest speaker and will talk about the history of ancient Mesopotamia. For more info, visit https://www.shlama.org/events
A Night in Nineveh (Shlama Foundation Event) – Saturday, February 9 from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm. Namou will speak from 12:35 – 1:00 pm on the topic of Narrative Therapy. UFCW Hall – 876 Horace Brown, Madison Heights, MI 48071. A light breakfast and lunch will be serve. Early registration is encouraged at http://www.tinyurl.com/ACHCWOW2019
The Theosophical Society – Friday, March 8 at 7 pm. Topic: Mesopotamian Goddesses: The Untold Stories. 27745 Woodward Ave, Berkley, MI 48072
The Jobs Club – Saturday, March 9 from 10 am – 12 pm at the Unity of Royal Oak. Guest speaker Weam Namou will discuss Narrative Therapy. 2500 Crooks Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073.
Spiritual and Writing Conference & Retreat – October 4-6, 2018 at Colombiere Retreat and Conference Center in Clarkston, Michigan http://www.ThePathofConsciousness.com
Description: – The spiritual and writing retreat will allow you to enhance your writing, personal and business life with the help of various ancient, sacred and creative teachings, including writing and storytelling. It’s close enough to drive to and far enough to find peace, spiritual growth, and writing time at an affordable price.
Detroit Working Writers Conference – Nov 10, 2018 at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy.
Book Signing at the Scriptorium Bookshop – Thursday, September 6th at 7pm 145 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017
Wholistic Health and Art Fair – Saturday, September 8th – from 10 am – 5 pm Namou will lead a class at 12 noon called “Transforming Your Life Story” Unity of Farmington Hills Church – 32500 13 Mile Rd, Farmingon Hills, MI
Book Signing at Renaissance Unity – Saturday, September 15th 10 am – 12pm 11200 E. Eleven Mile Rd. Warren, MI 48089
Meet & Mingle – As one of the ambassadors of the Authors Guild of America [Detroit Chapter], Weam Namou and Violet St. Karl are presenting their first first event, a “Meet & Mingle” on Sept. 27th @ 6:30 pm at the Black Lotus Brewery in Clawson, Michigan.
Shamanic Journaling – at The Theosophical Society in Berkeley, Michigan – 4 part series March through June 2018
Transforming Your Life Story – June 12 at Livonia Public Library
Speaking at the Center of Enlightenment – June 24, 2018 Healing Service 10am Worship Service 10:30 am http://www.coechurch.com/
4th Annual Local Author Book Sale & Signing at SterlingFest – Saturday, July 28 from 10am – 4pm outside the Sterling Heights Public Library.
Michigan Writing Workshop – Namou will critique writing samples for the 2018 Michigan Writing Workshop, a one-day conference, on April 14, 2018 http://michiganwritingworkshop.com/
Transforming Your Life Story – March 14, 21, 28 – Royal Oak Library 7 – 8:30 pm *3-part workshop: Weaving ancient teachings of consciousness learned from her Babylonian heritage and in shamanic training, Weam Namou uses writing techniques to help you identify the story that’s leading your life, to release that story, and to write a new story.
The Two Female Energies – May 4, 2018 – The Theosophical Society of Detroit in Berkeley, Michigan 7-9pm
Description: – The indigenous shaman women taught that there are two different mother energies that exist on earth, one called the Rainbow Mother and the other Great Nurturing Mother. Each of these two mother energies, which can be applied to men as well, has her opposite face. The dark side of Rainbow Mother is Crazy Woman and the dark side of a Nurturing Mother is Death Mother. Once a person understands what is their core mother energy, they are able to know why they behave the way they do and how they can heal and strengthen certain aspects of themselves. This also helps them understand why others behave the way they do which in turn can improve their relationships with members of their families.
February 4th, 2018 – Speaking at the Center of Enlightenment on Sunday http://www.coechurch.com/
December 8, 2017 from 7 – 9 pm – The Theosophical Society in Detroit http://www.tsdetroit.org/
October 28, 2017 Book Signing 2-5 pm – The Bethlehem Lutheran Church is at 37000 Union Lake Road Harrison Twp., MI. 48045
October 21, 2017 Rochester Writers Conference http://www.rochesterwriters.com/
September 16, 2017 – Keynote speaker for Detroit Working Writers Conference http://www.detworkingwriters.org/
September 16, 2017 – leading a workshop on successful publishing at Detroit Working Writers Conference http://www.detworkingwriters.org/
September 10 – Kerrytown Bookfest from 12 – 1:30 pm https://www.kerrytownbookfest.org/
July 29 – Book signing with 25 Michigan authors near the Sterling Fest Craft Fair, in front of the Sterling Heights Library 10 am – 4pm
Thursday, July 9th, 2017 – “Dinner with the Nomads” where immigrants are invited to read in their Native Tongue and in English – special guest Lydia Davis, awarded the Man Booker International Prize in 2013 6:30 to 9:30 @ Aladdin Sweets & Cafe’
Sunday, July 16th, 2017 – Detroit Working Writers will be at the Detroit Book Fest from 10 am – 4pm http://detroitbookfest.com/
July 19 – leading “Transforming Your Narrative” Workshop at Sterling Heights Library 6:30 – 8:30 pm
June 4th – Speaking at the Center of Enlightenment on Sunday http://www.coechurch.com/
March 25, 2017 – Leading a workshop at Michigan Writing Workshop. For more information, visit https://michiganwritingworkshop.com/
April 20 – Open Mic Book at Sterling Heights Library 6 – 8:30 pm
Spring 2017 – Namou’s story “Mothering My Mother” will be published in Spring 2017 in an anthology called Take Care: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers. Compiled by award-winning writer and journalist, Elayne Clift, this first-of-its-kind anthology is a moving collection of prose and poetry by women such as myself who understand the challenges (and rewards) of caretaking. Offering support and validation to women who are now caregivers, it is rich with warmth, wit and wisdom.
PREVIOUS READINGS, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & WORKSHOPS:
Wayne State University
National Association of Black Journalists
Oakland Community College
Iraqi Human Rights Organization
Iraqi Artists Association
Chaldean Educational Center of America
“When deciding on a keynote speaker for our annual conference, I recalled a remarkable memoir by Weam Namou and instinctively felt she would be the perfect speaker for Detroit Working Writers, our organization. Weam is a published author and esteemed journalist. She has published not just of a series of memoirs, but also novels and non-fiction. However, Weam is far more than a writer. Her life story is also a compelling narrative. Born in Iraq, immigrating to the United States with her family at a young age, learning new customs and new language, she became an award-winning leader in the Arab American community. Weam is poised, funny, and smart. She’s also deeply knowledgeable about spiritual culture, both as a minority Chaldean in a Muslim world and as an American steeped in the teaching of shamanism. She has the ability to speak on any number of subjects and would be an asset to your organization.” Cynthia Harrison, author and program director of Detroit Working Writers http://www.CynthiaHarrison.com
“I was so pleased with Weam Namou’s session at the Michigan Writing Workshop. After listening to a panel of agents and editors, I was feeling a bit down; as if I would never get an agent for my written works. But Weam was the best speaker! Her session gave me even more tips and important tidbits I needed to hear in order to be successful in this industry. If I wasn’t for her session, I don’t think I would have felt as good about the conference. All in all, she was motivating and awesome! I am so glad I met her at the event!” Author Mianne Adufutse ReadMiBooks.com LightsOnFoundation.org
“Wonderful author! Wonderful teacher! I have and have read all her books! I highly recommend her!” Vivian DeGain, veteran journalist and author
“You’re the most provocative person I’ve interviewed. You’re intelligent and brilliant and you never lost your femininity. I haven’t gone this much over an interview in 3 or 4 years.” Radio host Ed Tyll, who has been in the media business for over 40 years and in June 2016 had scheduled Namou for a 20 minute interview that went on for 80 minutes.