Earlier this week, organizers announced the literary lineup of the fourth annual Palestine Festival of Literature, popularly known as PalFest.

The traveling festival is set to run from April 15-20, stopping at locations in Jerusalem, Nazareth, Jenin, Ramallah, and elsewhere.Continue Reading

Yesterday’s  PalFest wrap-up in Al Jazeera, penned by Sousan Hammad, provides sharp criticism for this and other literary events in the region. Her main criticism is that core PalFest events—as at the big Abu Dhabi and Emirates lit festivals—take place in English. And at some PalFest events, unlike the EmiratiContinue Reading

PalFest wrapped up yesterday with a final event at the African Community Society in Jerusalem. I haven’t seen video or tweets about the event, but each participant was set to read “a passage that means something personal to them.” The one wrap-up article I did find was from NYTimes correspondentContinue Reading

The Palestinian Festival of Literature kicks off May 1 at the Palestinian National Theater in Jerusalem; it will continue through May 6, and makes its way through Nablus, Jenin, Bethlehem, Hebron and Ramallah. But PalFest is not an ordinary literary festival; this festival contends with checkpoints, soldiers, and shutdowns. AuthorsContinue Reading