"Art for me - whether my poetry or paintings - is an expression of my personal experiences; unbounded by time and place. I prefer not to make of art a utility and rather to allow it the utmost freedom to just be."
A few upcoming events, taking place online.
"In intensely poetic language, Jordanian writer Jalal Barjas throws light on a totally schizophrenic reality in his country, which lies on a fault line prone to frequent tremors."
A few upcoming online events, through the end of May.
"The Nobel committee releases their archives 50 years after the prize deliberations in question."
The Spring 2021 issue of Banipal, their 70th, has a special focus on Palestinian author Mahmoud Shukair.
"We feature South African writers reading the poetry and prose of Palestinian writers (with some hopefully joining us, subject to availability during these trying circumstances)."
A few upcoming events taking place online.
There are at least two digital Nakba Day events today; one with poet Najwan Darwish and another the kickoff events for Palestine Art Week: Also to mark Nakba Day, which commemorates Palestinians' ongoing, 73-year resistance to expulsion from their homes and lands, Saqi Books is offering 20 Palestinian e-books from their back catalog free to … Continue reading Nakba Day: Free Palestinian Ebooks, Magazines, More Recommended Reading
Headlining writers and translators include 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction laureate Tayari Jones, American Translation Award-winning and International Prize for Arabic Fiction-longlisted novelist Iraqi novelist Muhsin al-Ramli, Booker International-winning translator Marilyn Booth, and Sheikh Zayebd Book Award-winning translator Michael Cooperson.
The Masrah Ensemble is calling for submissions by Arabic-language playwrights for their playwriting competition, open until June 1, 2021.
A few upcoming online events.