Palestine Writes & Crafts

I am so excited to have been asked to participate in Palestine Writes Literature Festival, that will take place virtually December 2—6, 2020. I am looking forward to promoting a positive image of Arab culture to children around the world.

It was originally scheduled to take place in New York City in March, 2020, but was canceled due to the COVID19 pandemic. Registration is free, or you have an option to make a $10 donation at

From their website:

Palestine Writes will bring together writers, artists, publishers, booksellers, and scholars to hold conversations about art, literature, and the intersections between culture, struggle, and politics. There will be workshops, cooking demonstrations, music, children’s programming, prizes, networking, and much more on a cutting edge virtual platform.

The common threads uniting all participants are the love of books and support of justice for Palestine. Our festival honors the many historic personalities who have walked this path before us, and showcases living voices celebrating Palestinian life, devoted to the belief that art challenges repression and creates bonds between Palestine and the rest of the world.

Palestine Writes will highlight the richness of Palestinian art and literature for a global audience who may not have had the opportunity to experience this work due to lack of linguistic access, the severe restrictions on movement of Palestinians, and the censorship and repression of Palestinian speech in the US. 

I will be participating in four workshops:

December 2 – 4pm EST – Arabic Initial Wrapping Paper {Tutorial}

December 3 – 5:30pm EST – Recycled Cup Darbuka {Tutorial}

December 6 – Noon EST Dabke Dancers Paper Bags {Tutorial}

December 6 – 1:30 EST Palestine Landscape Notebook {Tutorial}

Please join us to learn about Palestine culture.


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