For booking, email Zeina on

For a more up-to-date schedule of Zeina’s readings, follow her on @zeinabeck on Twitter or Instagram.

Select Past Events:


March 2 - March 10, 2018: featured poet at the 2018 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (view various sessions here).

March 24, 2018: Workshops & Poetry Reading (4:15 pm) at The Gathering, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

March 25, 2018: Reading at the CAM, Raleigh, North Carolina with Sandra Beasley, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Leila Chatti, Tyree Daye, Gary Fincke, & Dorianne Laux - 4 p.m.

March 27, 2018: Reading at the University of Southern California, 6-8 p.m., Room THH 309K

April 1, 2018: Ghazal Workshop (10 a.m. to 12 p.m. register here) + Reading with Chelsea Jennings (7 p.m.) at Open Books, Seattle 


November 19, 2017: Dubai launch for Louder than Hearts - Intersect by Lexus, Dubai - 08: 00 p.m.

July 18, 2017: Launching Louder than Hearts (book launch and Q&A) with Sukoon Magazine - Dar Bistro & Books, Beirut - 07:30 p.m.

July 20, 2017: On Stories: A Night of Storytelling (in collaboration with Cliffhangers and Hakaya) - Sursock Museum, Beirut - 07:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m.

July 5-9, 2017: Featured poet at the Bradford Literature Festival, Bradford, UK

  • Poetry with a Punch -with Linton Kwesi Johnson, Zia Ahmed, Anthony Anaxagorou, Damian Le Bas, Zodwa Nyoni, Javaad Alipoor - Thursday 6th July, 7:30pm-10pm, Alhambra Studio

  • Performance Poetry School Day - with Dean Atta, Anthony Anaxagorou, Zodwa Nyoni, Zia Ahmed - Friday 7th July, 10am-3pm, University of Bradford

  • Performance Poetry Jam - with Zia Ahmed, Dean Atta, Joshua Idehen, Indigo Williams - Saturday 8th July, 1:15pm-2:30pm, Henry Mitchell Hall, Bradford College

  • Political Poetry - with Anthony Anaxagorou, Nick Toczek, Boyd Tonkin - Saturday 8th July, 5pm-6:15pm, Bradford City Hall Chamber

  • Modern Day Mystics - with Ben Okri, Ron Geaves, Dh Maitreyabandhu, Jamil Morris, Abdul Rehman Malik - Sunday 9th July, 2:45pm-415pm, Henry Mitchell Hall, Bradford College

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

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

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 

with choir 7.JPG

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