Chaired by Ra Page from Comma Press, Writing the Palestinian City will be a passionate and reflective discussion, exploring the partnership between identity and the written word.
The Liverpool Arab Arts Festival event is held online, 13 July, 6pm – 7pm. Sign up here to receive the link
Writing about life in a city can be a rich and fulfilling experience. It ties you to a place, where what you write can shape both your identity and how other people spend their days. It gives you ownership.
Yet, when we talk about Palestine, when we think of words written about Gaza, Ramallah and East Jerusalem, there is an added layer of friction. Palestine is a physical place, but one with a global identity, which changes whether you are ‘inside’ or ‘outside’.
In this unique event, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2020 gather three writers to explore the challenge of writing about the Palestinian city, both in fact and fiction.