PalFest 2013 takes place from May 24-31 in six cities throughout historic Palestine:
WE ARE CURRENTLY IN: We’ve left the country.
FINAL EVENT: Birzeit, Children’s Festival of Stories and Strange Creatures (May 31)
FINAL REFLECTIONS: PalFest Wrap: The Iron Man of Literary Festivals
And: Politics and Literature Festivals (Kenyon Review)
There were two separate festival groups, one in Gaza (co-organized by Diwan Ghazza) and one that travels from Ramallah to Birzeit to Jerusalem to Haifa to Nablus and back to Ramallah again.
Information about all this year’s participants — among them Gillian Slovo, China Miéville, Aamer Hussein, Susan Abulhawa, Jeremy Harding — can be found on the PalFest site, as can the schedule of public events. For more on the writing workshops, you can visit the Facebook page of the Palestine Writing Workshop; for more on the Gaza events, Diwan Ghazza.
You can also see a lot of great photos & more collected at PalFest’s Facebook page and you can trace the path of the Fest on Twitter at #PalFest. Audio/video are noted with icons.
ArabLit - PalFest Wrap: The Iron Man of Literary Festivals
Gillian Slovo - PalFest: a book festival where authors listen
Kenyon Review - Politics & Literature Festivals
Day 6, Ramallah
Day 5, Nablus
Day 4, Al-Khalil and Haifa
PalFest Day 4: Interview with Ahdaf Soueif (Middle East Monitor)
Day 3, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Beit Safafa
Day 2, Birzeit and Jerusalem
Day 1, Ramallah
Ali Abunimah’s reflections: Yes, Gaza is Still Under Siege
Previews & expectations:
Sara Yasin: Am I Still From Over There?