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



Susan Harris
Editorial Director, Words Without Borders
Elisabeth Jaquette
The American Literary Translators Association
Executive Director
Yasmina Jraissati
Founder, RAYA | agency for Arabic literature
Ursula Lindsey
Journalist and book critic (Moderator)
Chris Merrill
Director, the International Writing Program, University of Iowa
Dunya Mikhail
Iraq-US, In Her Feminine Sign, 2019