Arabesques Festival

In March, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., will be hosting the “Arabesques: Arts of the Arab World” festival.  There will be musical, theatrical, and dance performances as well as film presentations and literary discussions.  I’ve been invited to participate in two panels: “In Other Words: Expatriate Arab Literature” (along with Ahdaf Soueif, Anouar Benmalek and Abdourahman Waberi) and “Containing Multitudes: A Conversation with Arab American Writers” (along with Khaled Mattawa, Elmaz Abinader, Hayan Charara and Pauline Kaldas.)  The events are free, but you will need to obtain tickets in advance, here and here.