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.
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 … Continue reading PalFest an ‘Attack on Arabic’?
Seven and a half minutes from the closing night.
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 … Continue reading PalFest Wraps Up With Personal Readings
In his Day 2 blog on the PalFest website, author William Sutcliffe writes about his reading, given in a Turkish bath, and about what being in Palestine has taught him … Continue reading PalFest Day 2: Palestine Like a Humor-writing Masterclass
According to the PalFest Facebook group, "The PalFest group was detained for six hours at the border. But now they're through and the show will begin!" And indeed it did. … Continue reading PalFest Day One: Detained 6 Hours at the Border, but Show Goes On
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, … Continue reading Ahdaf Soueif on the Origins of PalFest