PalFest Previews: Omar al-Khairy on a Chance to Connect and Collaborate ‘Outernationally’

This will be playwright Omar El-Khairy’s first trip with the Palestine Festival of Literature. His most recent theater production, “Sour Lips,” was reviewed on ArabLit earlier this year; he’s also a filmmaker, at work on “Tunnels,” a “somewhat Beckettian film about a young boy from Gaza who meets an old man at a bus stop in this suspended world – somewhere between Gaza and London.” ArabLit & Omar El-Khairy had a brief email interview.

Creative Writing Workshops in Gaza

@Palfest sent out this video of the Gaza creative-writing workshops that were held this past May in partnership with @reachouttoasia. Translator Nariman Youssef (@nariology) says in the short film that, after the workshops, “their voices started coming through for real.” And one… Read More ›


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