2012 PalFest Events
The Palestine Writing Workshop
is pleased to announce as part of
The 5th Annual Palestine Festival of Literature
Upcoming activities, including a children’s literature festival, a series of creative writing workshops, a public literary event, and children’s storytelling.
4 May 2012 (Friday) 9:00 – 16:00
Children’s Activity: A full day Children’s Literature Festival entitled “Cave of Imagination” in the old city of Abwein with Sonia Nimr.
5 May 2012 (Saturday) 10:00-12:00
Workshop: A two hour training on Writing About Culture with writer Rachel Holmes in Birzeit to introduce research and composition skills for writing about culture and the concerns of everyday life.
5 – 11 May 2012
Workshop: A 15 hour (over 5 days) training on creating Stories for the Radio that covers basic journalistic skills with radio journalist Bee Rowlatt, meeting in Birzeit.
5 May 2012 (Saturday) 19:30-21:00
Public Literary Reading: “Representing Lives through Literature” with writers Maya al Hayat, Abed al Rahim al Shaikh, Rachel Holmes, and Bee Rowlatt at the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center.
6 May 2012 (Sunday) 14:00 – 16:00
Children’s Activity: Interactive Storytelling in English “The Mornings Smelt Like Chocolate” with Bee Rowlatt at Beit Nimeh, Birzeit.
6 May 2012 (Sunday) 14:30 – 16:30
Workshop: This one day training on Character Development explores how to create characters and bring them to life with writer Rachel Holmes, held in Birzeit.
7 May 2012 (Monday) 14:00 - 17:00
Workshop: This one day training in Birzeit on Draft Editing with writer Rachel Holmes introduces three tools of the writing process to help writers produce well-written, effective texts.
7 May 2012 (Monday) 16:00 – 18:00
Children’s Activity: Interactive Storytelling in Arabic at the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center.
8 May 2012 (Tuesday) 16:00 – 18:00
Children’s Activity: Interactive Storytelling in English “The Mornings Smelt Like Chocolate” with Bee Rowlatt at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah.
9 May 2012 (Wednesday) 15:30 – 17:30
Workshop: This one day training with writer Rachel Holmes on Publishing Digital Non Fiction is for writers in Gaza and introduces some essential skills for transforming currents events into good, accessible writing. Given via video conferencing.
10 May 2012 (Thursday) 14:30 – 17:30
Workshop: This 3 hour e workshop will be held via video conferencing with journalist Bee Rowlatt for writers in Gaza on Blogging-Get Yourself Out There!
10 May 2012 (Thursday) 17:00 – 18:30
Children’s Activity: Interactive Storytelling in Arabic at Beit Nimeh, Birzeit.
May 12 2012 (Saturday) 11:30 – 13:00
Literary Tea with author Bee Rowlatt, discussing her book "Talking About Jane Austen In Baghdad: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship." Pick up book in advance to read.
A big thank you to our partners: Palestine Festival of Literature, British Council, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Riwaq, Tamer Institute, and Danish Center for Culture and Development
For more information on any of the above, email us at
or call 0597651408
- PalFest Writing Workshops (1.5 hours, Birzeit, Sun May 26)
- Workshop: Writing Good Non-Fiction & Editing (20 hours, Birzeit)
- Workshop: Completing / Redrafting Scripts for Stage or Screen (20 hours, Birzeit)
- Creative Youth Workshop: Storyboards (Jalazone)
- Literary Nites Series: poetry and prose in the garden
- May Book Club: Ramallah Chapter (English)
- Children's Festival of Stories & Strange Creatures
- Intern With Us