Three days of
Readings, talks, and performances celebrating Palestinian literature
In New York City

About the Festival

Palestine Writes Back will be the first major festival dedicated to the celebration and support of Palestinian literature in the United States.  In New York City, from March 27-29th, 2020, Palestine Writes Back will bring together writers, artists, publishers, booksellers, and scholars to read, present work, and have conversations about art, literature, and the intersections between culture, struggle, and politics.  The common threads uniting all participants are the love of books and a courageous outspokenness in support of justice for Palestine.  Our festival honors the many historic personalities who have walked this path before us, and showcases living voices celebrating Palestinian life, devoted to the belief that art challenges repression and creates bonds between Palestine and the rest of the world.  Palestine Writes Back will highlight the richness of Palestinian art for a North American audience who may not have had the opportunity to experience this work due to the severe restrictions on movement of Palestinians, and the censorship and repression of Palestinian speech.  Palestine Writes Back will be a groundbreaking celebration of the power of Palestinian artistic visionaries and their supporters, bringing us together in the spirit of Mahmoud Darwish’s sentiment that we “have the right to smell autumn’s fragrances and ask the night for a dream.”

Newsroom

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Media Advisory (New York City, NY, 28 May 2019): PALESTINE WRITES BACK (New York City, March 27-30, 2020) will be a watershed event in the history of Palestinian cultural expression in North America. The festival will feature the creative voices of some of the most prominent Palestinian writers in the world, as well as the…

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We’re excited to announce confirmed participants

All of us at Palestine Writes Back are excited to report the following confirmed participants:   Leila Abderrazaq Hala Alyan Aja Monet Bacquie Ramzy Baroud Huzama Habayeb Remi Kanazi Mahmoud Muna Ibrahim Nasrallah Ryan “Little Eagle” Pierce Atef Abu Saif Raja Shehadeh Adania Shibli Dareen Tatour Keeanga Yamata-Taylor Rafeef Ziadah

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Organizers

Susan Abulhawa

Susan Abulhawa

Susan Abulhawa

Bill Mullen

Bill Mullen

Bill Mullen