British Writers In Support of Palestine

January 18, 2013

[Jan 24th] Writers from Palestine in London

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Writers from Palestine in London: Asma’a Azaizeh & Marwan Makhoul

In association with Banipal, join The Mosaic Rooms for an evening of poetry and discussion with Palestinian poets Asma’a Azaizeh and Marwan Makhoul on:

Thursday January 24th, 7pm

Asma’a Azaizeh won the A.M. Qattan Foundation’s Young Writer Award in 2010 and published her first collection of poetry ‘Liwa’ in 2o11. She has worked as a journalist and presenter for various newspapers and radio stations and is currently presenter of a Palestinian television programme on culture and art, as well as a lecturer in creative writing.

Marwan Makhoul published his first book of poetry Ard al-passiflora al-hazinah (Land of the Sad Passiflora) in 2007 with Al-Jamal Publishers. That same year a second edition of the book was published in Haifa and then a third edition in Cairo in 2012. In 2009 he won the prize of best playwright in the Acre Theatre Festival for his first play.

The event will be introduced by Banipal’s editor Samuel Shimon and chaired by Omar al-Qattan, followed by a Q&A, reception and book signing. Copies of the Banipal 45 issue, Writers from Palestine, will be on sale and available for signing.

FREE, rsvp@mosaicrooms.org

http://www.mosaicrooms.org/writers-from-palestine-in-london/

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2 Comments »

  1. There’s a good write-up of this event on the ArabLit blog: http://arablit.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/asmaa-azaizeh-and-marwan-makhoul-on-reading-their-work-in-israel/

    Comment by Sarah Irving — February 1, 2013 @ 10:40 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Sarah – it’s wonderful to be able to read a few of the poems and to hear some of the poets’ thoughts on their self-positioning within the conflict.

      Comment by Naomi Foyle — February 1, 2013 @ 11:10 pm | Reply


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