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The DC Arab Literature Festival: Narrating the Middle East

May 17 - May 18

Narrating the Middle East is an exciting virtual Arab literary festival taking place on Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday May 18, 2022. Organized by the Middle East Institute’s Arts and Culture Center (MEI) and the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) in partnership with the The Cheuse Center for International Writers at George Mason University, the two-day virtual literary festival featuring writers and poets from the Middle East and its Diaspora is the first of its kind in the Washington, DC area.

The festival explores the work of leading and emerging Arab authors and poets and presents a wide range of Arab literary talent to American and global audiences. Some of the topics that the festival will touch upon include the realities of writing in and about the region, the challenges of publishing and translating works from the Middle East, and how to grow readership and nurture new writers.

Check out the agenda at the MEI website and register to watch the sessions online.