British Writers In Support of Palestine

March 14, 2011

PALFEST 2011: Call for Support

BWISP is delighted to post this PRESS RELEASE from the PALESTINE FESTIVAL of LITERATURE. We hope readers may be in a position to respond to PALFEST’s request for support.


As the revolution rolls on through the Arab world, we thought we should take a moment to update you about PalFest 2011.

We’re thrilled to announce that this year’s festival will take place from April 15th to 20th, and will hold events in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Nablus, Nazareth, Jenin, Bethlehem and al-Khalil.

We will be working with students at BirZeit, Bethlehem, an-Najah, al Quds and al Khalil universities as well as cultural centres in Jenin, Balata and Aida camps.

A full list of participating authors will be released very soon.


We are delighted to announce we’ve been offered the free use of a building in Birzeit village for three years. We are now working to establish The Palestine Writing Centre with our sister organisation, the Palestine Writing Workshop.

We’re hoping the first stage will be up and running by late April. Will keep you posted!

Support the Arts in Palestine

Raising the funds to run PalFest grows harder every year. We need to raise £20,000 in the next month to deliver a festival truly worthy of the revolutionary momentum sweeping the region.

We are proud of our track record of innovative and engaging educational programmes, our top-quality translations, our distribution of free anthologies. But now we need your help to keep our work of the highest quality.

If you can, please support the arts in Palestine. All online donations are guaranteed to go straight to our educational programmes.

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