A few upcoming online events:
Ugly Duckling Presse will be co-hosting a book launch for their Spring 2021 titles on Thursday, April 8 at 7:30 pm EST with Candice Madey gallery, featuring Mona Kareem who will be reading from her new translation of Except for This Unseen Thread by Ra’ad Abdulqadir. Register here.
In the first edition of the digital AGYA Alumni Lecture Series “Writing Modern Literature in the Arab World,“ AGYA Alumnus Bilal Orfali will welcome Omani writer Dr. Jokha Alharthi on April 8 at 8 pm (GMT+4). Find more information on their website and register here.
Join Mikey Muhanna as he interviews poet and professor at the University of Michigan Khaled Mattawa for the afikra Conversations series on April 8. More info and RSVP here.
Later in April
Join Mikey Muhanna as he interviews novelist Susan Abulhawa for the afikra Conversations series on April 20. More info and RSVP here.
April 23 & 24
Adabiyat Book Club will discuss Hanan al-Shaykh’s The Locust and the Bird: My Mother’s Story on April 25 at 1 pm EST. More here.
Join Mikey Muhanna as he interviews writer and translator Mona Kareem for the afikra Conversations series on April 27. More info and RSVP here.
Ala Younis and Maha Mamoun will be talking with art historian Hala Auji about “Kayfa ta: On Shapeshifting Texts and Other Publishing Tactics”, the first session in a new series on “Histories and Archives of Arabic Publishing” co-hosted by the British Library and Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. Find more information about this event and the whole series at their website and register here.
“Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Translation in Dialogue“: Join Translation@Warwick on Friday 30 April from 1 pm to 5:15 pm (GMT+1) for a half day of readings and discussion with translators and publishers. Register here.