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May 12, 2017: The Betsey Trotwood, London, UK - 07:30 p.m. - reading with the 2016 Laureate's Choice poets: Geraldine Clarkson, Mark Pajak, and Tom Sastry 

May 16, 2017: Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival, London, UK - 06:45 p.m. - "Sin Cities: Beirut After Dusk" - panel discussion with Nasri Atallah and Saleem Haddad, moderated by Zahra Hankir

July 5-10, 2017: Featured poet at the Bradford Literature Festival, Bradford, UK - details TBA 

Select Past Events:


April 1, 2017: Mary Dodge Hall, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon - 06:30 p.m. - poetry performance directed by Sahar Assaf, followed by book launch/signing of Louder than Hearts

March 11: 2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Dubai, UAE - 01:30 p.m. - Poetry, People, and Power: in conversation with poets Mourid Barghouti and Tamim Barghouti

March 9: Desert Stanzas at the2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Dubai, UAE - 07:00 p.m. - with Adnan Alaoda, Zainab AlBlooshi, Michael Cooperson, and Kei Miller 

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March 5: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Dubai, UAE - 08:30 p.m. - with Sadjedah Al Mousawi, Ibrahim Bin Hatem, Joan Scott-Minter, Ammar Bin Hatim and Shahad Al Rawi, hosted by M Lynx Qualey, aka @arablit

February 16: Franklin Electric Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY - 07:30 p.m. - with Laura Kolbe, Andrew Martin, and Tracey Rose Peyton

February 12: Dahlak Paradise, Philadelphia - 07:30 p.m. - Random Name Reading with Yolanda Wisher

February 12: Potter's House, Washington, D.C. - 02:00 p.m. - So to Speak reading with Oliver Baez Bendorf and Aaron Coleman

February 10: AWP, Washington, D.C. - 12:00 p.m. - with Eleanor Hooker, Jan Beatty, Tess Barry, and Clodagh Beresford


November 11: Warche 13 - 07:00 p.m. - Tripoli, Lebanon

May 29: Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival - 08:30 p.m. - Cornwall, UK

April 17: Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Washington, D.C. -  11:30 a.m. - National Geographic Auditorium - with Rigoberto Gonzelz and Linda Hogan

April 12: Asian American Writers' Workshop, NY, NY - 06:30 p.m. - with Hala Alyan and J. Mae Barizo