The Middle East Institute’s Arts and Culture Center and The Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation in partnership with the Cheuse International Writers Center at George Mason University present a two-day, virtual literature festival featuring writers and poets from the Middle East



Rasha Abbas
Syria-Germany, The Gist of It, 2019
Isobel Abulhol
Trustee of The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) and the Emirates Literature Foundation
Kareem Abu-Zeid
Translator, Editor, and Writer
Rabih Alameddine
Lebanon-US, Winner of the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, The Wrong End of the Telescope, 2021.
Nujoom Alghanem
Nahar Productions
Zaina Arafat
US-Palestine, You Exist Too Much