2010 Palestine Literature Festival

2010 Palestine Literature Festival – May 1st to 6th – http://www.palfest.org/

The Palestine Literature Festival (PalFest) is an annual cultural roadshow, touring around Palestine.  Because of the difficulties Palestinians face under military occupation in traveling around their own country, the Festival travels to its audiences.

PalFest 2010 will run from May 1st to 6th and will tour to Jerusalem, Nablus, Jenin, Bethlehem, Hebron and Ramallah.

PalFest aims to bring world class cultural events to Palestinian cities; to give Palestinian students access to some of the finest authors working today, and to create a forum for the exchange of ideas and stories between writers, readers and students.

Etel Adnan: Reading and Book Signing

Our June feature author is speaking at the Beirut Art Center:

Etel Adnan: Reading and Book Signing
Wednesday May 5, 2010 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Beirut Art Center and Tamyras publishers are organizing an evening in celebration of the republishing of “Sitt Marie Rose” and “Au coeur du coeur d’un autre pays” (At the heart of the heart of another country) in French. A reading of selected texts will be followed by a reception and a book signing by the author of these two major Lebanese literary works.

Reading at 7 pm
Book Signing and Reception at 7.30 pm

For more information visit: www.beirutartcenter.org
BEIRUT ART CENTER
Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Address: Jisr El Wati – Off Corniche an Nahr. Building 13, Street 97, Zone 66 Adlieh. Beirut, Lebanon.
E: info@beirutartcenter.org. T: +961 (0) 1 397 018 / +961 70 26 21 12

إيتيل عدنان: قراءة وحفل توقيع

الأربعاء ٥ أيّار ٢٠١٠، من الساعة ٧ مساءً إلى الساعة ٩ مساءً

ينظِّم مركز بيروت للفنّ ودار تاميراس للنشر أمسيةً خاصّةً احتفاءً بإعادة نشر “الست ماري روز” و ‘Au coeur du coeur d’un autre pays’ (في قلب قلب بلدٍ آخر) بالفرنسيّة. قراءة نصوصٍ مختارةٍ يتبعها استقبالٌ وحفل توقيعٍ لمؤلّف هذين الكتابين المهمّين في الأدب اللبنانيّ.

القراءة عند الساعة ٧ مساءً
حفل التوقيع عند الساعة ٧:٣٠ مساءً

للمزيد من التفاصيل، اضغط هنا

Sunset Oasis (Wahat al-Ghurub) by Bahaa Taher

On Monday, April 5th we discussed the Egyptian author Bahaa Taher’s Sunset Oasis (Wahat al-Ghurub).

Continuing his exploration of such themes as love, death and exile, this is his sixth novel from over a 40-year career. Set in the last years of the 19th century, Sunset Oasis (Wahat al-Ghurub) follows the misadventures of a middle-aged government official, Mahmoud Abd el Zahir, who longs for the courage to fight against the British colonization of his country. Continue reading