19 April. An Unlasting Home, in conversation with the author, Mai al-Nakib, Mosaic Rooms, London.
23 March. 'We Wrote In Symbols; Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers,' In Conversation with Anna Millfield. Lichfield Festival of Literature, George Hotel, Lichfield.
11 March. Palestinian Literature NOW, AWAN Festival. With Heba Hayek, Shada Shahin in conversation with Dr. Nora Parr. Rich Mix, London.
24 February. Art and Culture of the Middle East. FCDO Offices, London.
4 February. Chairing Panel at MEMO Conference International Perspectives on Apartheid and Decolonisation.
27 January. We Wrote In Symbols discussion with Dr. Emily Selove after screening of A Tale of Love and Desire, Phoenix, Exeter.
13, Dec. We Wrote in Symbols, discussion after the film screening of A Tale of Love and Desire, with Laura Hanna, Garden Cinema, London.
26, Nov. We Wrote In Symbols, poetry reading prior to the film screening of A Tale of Love and Desire (dir: Leyla Bouzid) at Genesis Cinema, Mile End, London.
24, Nov. Resistance, Why? by Christian Ghazi. Presentation of the life and work of Soraya Antonius before 730 and 9pm screenings. SOAS, London.
22, Oct. Off The Shelf Festival of Words, Vision and Sound (curated by Akeem Balogan).
18, Nov. Tale of Love and Desire, We Wrote In Symbols, Discussion after the film, ICA, Glasgow.
31, May. Introduction to Responding to Apartheid Conference, ICJP, One Great George Street, London.
13, May. Beware My Smile, hosted by Bakkti Shringarpure, Meg Arenberg and Marcia Lynx Qualey, Radical Books Collective, with
4, May. Chairing Launch of Ahmed Masoud's Novel, 'Come What May,' SOAS, London.
30 March. PalArt Collective, Networking Event, London.
10 February. Art and Culture of the Middle East, FCDO Training (on line).
18 January. We Wrote In Symbols; Reclaiming, Restoring and Representing Arab Women's Narratives, Columbia Global Centre, Amman (online) with Lynn Gaspard.
Dec 1. Writing of Palestine, with Paul Kenyon, Ahmed Masoud, Nayrouz Qarmout, Bethlehem Cultural Festival, London
15 July. We Wrote In Symbols; Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers event as part of the Shubbak Festival.
29 April. Launch of We Wrote In Symbols at the Arab British Centre London (on line).
25 April. Multilingual London Literary Festival, London.(POSTPONED)
20 March. Library of Exile, Panel discussion with Edmund de Waal, British Museum, London. RESCHEDULED FOR 8, Dec.
7 March. Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) Festival, Rich Mix, London.
5 March. Art, Women and Agents of Change in the Middle East, Foreign Office Training, London.
21 November, Cockpit Theatre London, Panel for I Have Two Names play by Ahmad Najar.
6 November, Palestine +100 Event, In Conversation with David Landy and Basma Ghalayini, Trinity College, Dublin.
19 October, Palestine +100 Event, Manchester Literary Festival, Manchester.
17 October, Art, Women and Agents of Change in the Middle East, Foreign Office Training, London.
13 October, Palestine +100 Event, British Library, London.
6-9 Sept, Festival du Livre de Collioure, France.
9 July, Palestine +100 Event, Liverpool Arab Art Festival, Liverpool.
16 June, Palestine +100 Event with Comma Press, Migration Matters Festival, Sheffield.
30 November, Arabic Stories and Poetry in Translation Workshops and Public Talk with Yousif M. Qasmiyeh. SOAS, London. Organised by Marina Warner and Wen Chen Ouyang.
29 October, On Memory; An Evening With Palestinian Writers, with Jehan Bseiso and Ahmed Masoud. Arab British Centre, London.
24 Oct, Libraria Tamu, via Santa Chiara, Naples. Discussione con scritrice, Adania Shibli. Hosted by Maria Rosaria Greco,
22 Oct, Sala del Capitolo, Complesso Monumentale San Domenico Maggiore, Vico San Domenico Maggiore, Napoli. Presentation of Fuori da Gaza with Chiarastella Campanelli and Dr. Olga Solombrino.
11-14 October, Festival Polar, Toulouse, France.
12 October, International Lycée Victor Hugo, Toulouse, France and Médiatheque, Castelnaudary, nr. Toulouse, France.
11 October, Librarie Altre Rive, Toulouse, France.
5-7 October, Internazionale Festival, Ferrara, Italy
3, October, Infoshop Bookshop, Bologna, Italy.
25-29 Sept. Stories In Transit, Palermo, Sicily.
29 June-2nd July, Frontignan International Festival of the Noir Novel, Frontignan nr. Montpellier, France.
9 June, The Future of Form, Panel, City University, Covent Garden, London.
6 June, With Love From Palestine, Victims of A Map, Panel with Mourid Barghouti and Karim Kattan, BOZAR Classical Music and Literature, Festival, Brussels, Belgium.
18-25 May, CHASE Residency. Norfolk.
15 May, In discussion with Marcello di Cintio, Kensington Central Library, London.
28-29 April, M Festival, British Library, London
12-15 April, Stories in Transit Workshops, Palermo, Italy.
6-8 April, Festival Polar, Lyon, France
25-26 November, Rome Book Launch of Fuori da Gaza. Included:
Rome Tre University, Roma, lecture to graduate students of literature and politics.
Griot Bookshop, Trestevere, Roma
Mondadori Bookshop, Via Appia, Roma.
24-25 November, Neus Festival in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, Altriarabi launch for Fuori da Gaza.
10-12 November, Pisa Book Festival, Palazzo Della Congressi, Pisa, Italy
18-19 November Paris Polar Festival. Launch of Gaza Sous La Peau. Panel, 'From Here And Elsewhere; The Black Novel from Women,' 4pm on 19th November, 13th Arrondissement, Paris, France.
29, October, Discussion chaired by Luigi Spinola, Salone dell'Editoria Sociale, Via Galvani, Testaccio, Roma
8-10 September, Middle East Panel, International Congress for Democracy and Freedom, Berlin International Book Festival (17. international literaturfestival), Germany.
24, June, 2017, Reading from Enclosure at Divided Cities; Culture, Infrastructure and the Urban Future. Radcliffe Humanities Building, University of Oxford.
22, June, 2017, Arab British Centre for #Refugee Week organised by Banipal. Talk on Palestinian Refugees.
Panel for The Things I Would Tell You; British Muslim Women Write Asia House, London, 19 April 2017. Chaired by Arifa Akbar, other panellists Leila AbouLela, Samira Shackle, Samira Mahfouz.
Reading and Panel for The Things I Would Tell You; British Muslim Women Write Waterstones Piccadilly, 12, April 2017.
Reading for Department of Comparative Literature, Bristol University, Last Assignment to Jenin 20, January 2017.
Lies, Damn Lies and Fiction Talk for the Quentin Blake Society at Downing College, Cambridge, 16, November 2016.
Panel and Book Launch for Dr. Salman Abu Sita's Mapping My Return SOAS, 16, May 2016.
Reading: That Woman Stole My Jewellery And Other Thoughtsfor Artists for Palestine Social at Toynbee Studios, 8, March 2016.
Writing FictionTalk for VIth Form at Haileybury College, Hertfordshire, 5, February 2016.
Reading for Ashraf Fayadh organised by English PEN in Mosaic Rooms, Earls Court, 14, January 2016.
Can Art Help Build A Better Future For Palestinians? P21 Gallery, Kings Cross, 26, August 2015.
The Rise of Arabic Literature in English? The British Library, London, 25 August, 2015
Arvon Guest Writer, The Hurst, 17, June 2015.
Palestine Unlocked, Council Chamber, Town Hall, Oxford with Ghada Karmi and Karl Sabbagh, 9, June 2015.
International Literature Showcase, The Writers’ Centre, Norwich, 20, March 2015.
Bristol Palestine Film Festival, The Watershed, Discussion with Annemarie Jacir, 6pm 14, March 2015
Sea Changes with Nik Scarlet, Monika-Akila and Naomi Foyle, St Paul's Church Fisherman's Vestry, Brighton. Saturday 15 November.
Virginia Woolf in Manhattan, Presenting Maggie Gee, Waterstones, Piccadilly, London, Tuesday 4 November.
Fiction and Reality: How You Tell It? Panel with Heather Stroud, Tottenham Palestine Literature Festival, Tottenham, London.
Living and Writing, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh. Panel with Mai al Nakib and Marilyn Booth, Thursday 14 August.
The Hidden Light of Objects, Book Launch, The Mosaic Rooms, London. In conversation with Mai al Nakib, 7 August 2014.
Activist Humanities in the World, SOAS, London. Panel discussion with Haifa Zangana, Ghazi Gheblawi, Ma Jian, Prajwal Parajuly, Brinda Bose, Prasanta Chakravaty, Wu Yuxio, Abdul Sulamal, 14 March
Apartheid in Palestine / Israel; Reality, Legality, Resistance, Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Panel discussion with Ben White, Mujahid Dattani. 24 February
Keepers of Infinite Space, Play by Omar Al Khairy, Park Theatre, Panel Discussion on Literature and Resistance, Finsbury Park, London, Thursday 6, February 2014
Planned Violence, Post Colonial Urban Infrastructures and Literature, King's College, London, Reading and discussion, Friday 31 January
Writing for Liberty, Lancaster University, Lancaster, 28 November 2013
Discussion with Will Sutcliffe author of The Wall, JW3, Finchley Road, Thursday 14 October 2013
Sharjah International Book Fair, Saturday 10 November 2013
The Wall: In Conversation with Will Sutcliffe, part of Nour Festival, Mosaic Rooms, London, Friday 31 October 2013
Independent Jewish Voices, Birkbeck, Russell Square, London 13 October 2013
Birmingham Festival of Literature, Birmingham Library, 10 October 2013. Panel on New Writers with Emma Newman and Helen Cadbury. Wonderful to be mixed with fantasy (Emma) and Crime (Helen).
Palestine: Fiction or Non-Fiction? Marlborough Literary Festival, Marlborough, 28 September 2013.
Arab Intellectuals on the Arab Spring, Panel with Samah Idriss, Somaya Ramadan, Ghazi Gheblawi, Chaired by Wen-Chin Ouyang and evening Reading from Out of It, XIII Migration Conference; Through Dido's Eyes: The Arab Spring in Literature and the Arts, University of Essex, Colchester, 9 July 2013
Narrating Gaza, with Omar Qattan, ICA, The Mall, London, 28 June, 2013
Changing Places a Global Literary Salon, with Krys Lee and Prajwal Parajuly, Asia House, New Cavendish Street, London 15 May 2013
Creative Writing Morning, Riffa Views International School, Riffa Views, Bahrain, 28 March 2013
Creative Writing Workshop, WordsBookstoreCafe, Budaiya, Bahrain, 27 March 2013
American Studies Centre, Bahrain University, Bahrain, 27 March 2013
Camden Abu Dis Friendship Association (CADFA) Fundraiser evening, Kilburn, London, 21 March 2013
Women Writing Today, Bristol Womens' Literature Festival with Stella Duffy, Helen Dunmore, Beatrice Hitchman. Chaired by Bidisha. Organised by Sian Norris. Watershed, Bristol. Saturday 16, March 2013.
FQMS (The Al Quds Foundation for Medical Schools in Palestine)Annual Dinner, Reading and Talk, Cadogan Hotel, Mayfair, London, 15 March 2013
Anti-Aparthied Week, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, 1 March 2013
Lahore Literary Festival, Lahore, Pakistan, 21-15 February 2013
Institute of Linguistics, London, 1 February 2013
Jaipur Literary Festival, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 24-29 January 2013
In Ramallah Running + Out of It + Writing A Path Through Palestine, Bristol Palestine Film Festival, with Guy Mannes-Abbott and Bidisha, Watershed, Bristol, 8 December 2012
Palestine Culture Week, Palestinian Literature, with Dina Matar, Chaired by Marina Lewycka, 27, November, 2012, Sheffield.
Writer in Residence Nour Festival events:
Leighton House, Kensington, London, with Bidisha, November 16, 2012
Creative Writing Workshop, Kensington Library, London November 15,2012
Who Are You to Write That? Talk, Waterstones, High Street Kensington, London, 3, October, 2012
Writing From A Muslim Perspective - , Durham Book Festival, panel with Mirza Waheed and Amir Hussein, Town Hall, Durham, 21 November, 2012.
BookCourt Bookshop, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 20 October 2012
ArteEast, US Book Launch, New York, USA, 23 October, 2012
Out of It, Amnesty International Event, Guildford Book Festival, Guildford, Surrey, 22 October 2012
Introducing Palestinian Literature at the Frome Festival of Literature , Frome, Somerset, July 10, 2012
Debut Novelists, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, with Suzanne Joinson, Sophie Colombeau Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, 2 July 2012
The Dublin Writer’s Festival, Dublin, Ireland, June 4, 2012
In conversation with Bidisha, The Bristol Festival of Ideas, The Watershed, Bristol, May 19, 2012
Talk at Islamic University, Gaza, Palestine Festival of Literature, Gaza City, Gaza, May 2012.
Translation In and Of the World, English – Arabic literary workshop with Samer Abouhawwach, Doha, Qatar, April 29-May 2, 2012
The Literary Landscape and Social Conflict: The Role of the Writer,’
West Hall, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday 19 April, 2012
Words Bookstore Café, Budaiya, Bahrain, Reading and Signing, Friday 13 April, 2012
Palestine Now! Aye Write Festival of Literature, with Bidisha, Glasgow, Scotland, 17 March, 2012
In Conversation with Karma Nabulsi, PalFest, SOAS, Russell Square, London, March 15, 2012
Emirates Festival of Literature, Dubai, March 6-10, 2012
Meet the Author, Hydra Books, Bristol, 25 January 2012
Letters to Gaza, Palestine Solidarity Campaign Event, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, 18 January 2012.
UK launch of Out of It, Mosaic Rooms, Earls Court, London. December 9, 2011
Reading from Out of It proof. Tottenham Palestine Literature Festival, Tottenham, London, 1, October, 2011.