Palestine Festival of Literature

23 September 2017
TIFF Bell Lightbox 350 King St W

Co-presented by Another Story Bookshop to celebrate 10th anniversary of Toronto Palestine Film Festival and Palestine Festival of Literature

SAVAC’s Executive Director, Indu Vashist sits down to chat with Hala Alyan, poet and author of Salt Houses and Leila Abdelrazaq, graphic novelist of Baddawi.

Hala Alyan is an award-winning Palestinian American poet, novelist and clinical psychologist whose work has appeared in numerous journals including The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner and Colorado Review. Leila Abdelrazaq is a Chicago-born, Palestinian author and artist. Her debut graphic novel, Baddawi was shortlisted for the 2015 Palestine Book Awards and has been translated into three languages. Her drawings and writing have been featured in outlets such as VICE News, Harper’s, Hyperallergic, and The FADER, as well as in several printed anthologies. Her creative work primarily explores issues related to diaspora, refugees, history, memory, and borders. Leila has been involved in organizing around the Palestinian cause and integrates art making into her organizing work. She is currently a core member of For The People Artist’s Collective. She is also the founder of Bigmouth Press & Comix.

Please note that this is a ticketed event. Regular Price $14.00 or Student/Senior $9.50. For more info: http://www.tpff.ca/program-guide-2017/2017/9/20/palestine-festival-of-literature-at-tpff

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Panel Discussion at Palestine Festival of Literature at TPFF

23 September 2017

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