Palestine Writes Literature Festival

Sep 22, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023 (All Day) | Events are occurring in various locations; see the program for details and for information on buying tickets.

The 2023 Palestine Writes literature festival is gathering dozens of writers, artists, publishers, performers, and scholars to explore the richness and diversity of Palestinian culture.

View the festival program here.

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) is sponsoring a session celebrating the work of the late Arabic literary critic poet, Salma Khadra Jayyusi (1926-2023).  Sponsors of other sessions within the festival include the Cinema and Media Studies Department, Kelly Writers House, the Middle East Center, the Wolf Humanities Center, and Philadelphia-based Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture and the Slought Foundation.  The festival has also benefitted from the generosity of the Sachs Program for Art Innovation through their Community Partnership Grant. NELC faculty member Huda Fakhreddine has contributed to planning literary events from which students in the department’s Arabic program may benefit.