If You’re In Brussels: Kalima Fiesta

This multilingual festival is set to have readings by Mona Kareem, Peter Verhelst, Salah Badis, Gioia Kayaga, Carl Norac, Els Moors, Yousef Rakha, Jardin, Bledarte Collective, Hussain Rassim and Kabylie Minogue. 

Book Launches: ‘A Blade of Grass,’ ‘Louder than Hearts,’ ‘All the Battles’

A Blade of Grass -- a bilingual anthology that brings together new work by poets from "the Palestinian territories, from the diaspora, and from within the disputed borders of Israel" -- was partially funded by a research grant from the University of Chichester and partially by a successful crowdfunding campaign. Together, they enabled two donations of £240 to be made to the legal campaigns of Palestinian poets Ashraf Fayadh (jailed in Saudi Arabia) and Dareen Tatour (jailed in Israel).