Kalimat: the Palestinian Literature Festival

The American Colony Bookshop in Jerusalem, in partnership with the Kenyon Institute, organized Kalimat: the Palestinian Literature Festival, bringing together 14 critically-acclaimed Palestinian and international writers for nightly discussions held across five different cities (Jerusalem, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Nablus, Haifa) from 3-7 November 2018. The festival is aimed at exploring and sharing insights on the craft of writing in its multiple forms, especially as a tool to confront adversity and maintain hope and dignity. A series of university writing workshops will also be held at An Najah, Birzeit, Bethlehem and Al Quds universities with the visiting writers.

The events will start in Jerusalem on the 3rd of November, Nablus on the 4th, Ramallah on the 5th, Bethelehm on the 6th, and finally in Haifa on the 7th November.