The full program for the Palestine Writes Literature Festival will be announced in November, but we can expect children, panel discussions, music, workshops, poetry, cookery demonstrations (pre-recorded), readings, and more.

The debut Palestine Writes Literature Festival had been intended to happen back in March but the pandemic had other ideas. Now we learn, via my go-to source for all things Arab literature, ArabLit, that the event has been rescheduled to run December 2-6, fully online.

Tickets to the digital event begin at $10, and while the full program will be announced in November, the website promises events for children, panel discussions, music, workshops, poetry, cooking demonstrations, readings, and more.

Featured speakers include a variety of academics, poets, translators, novelists, performers, and activists, including: Angela Davis, Fady Joudah, Hala Alyan, Hanan Ashrawi, Huzama Habayeb, Ibrahim Nasrallah, Ibtisam Azem, Ibtisam Barakat, Marc Lamont Hill, Rafael Ziadah, Randa Jarrar, Taghreed Najjar, Susan Abulhawa, Shailja Patel, and many others.

The full programme will be revealed closer to the launch.

Meanwhile head over to ArabLit for a few more details about what to expect.

Other TNPS coverage of the Palestine book market includes:

Middle East Monitor Palestine Book Awards.

Palestine’s Qattan Short-Story Award.