We Wrote in Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers – Book Launch

We Wrote in Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers – Book Launch
13 May 2021 Hassan Ali
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15 July, 2021

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

Join us for the launch of We Wrote in Symbols, a collection of writing on love and lust by Arab women writers edited by Selma Dabbagh.

From a masked rendezvous in a circus, to meetings in underground bars and unmade beds, there is no such thing as a typical sexual encounter, as this electrifying anthology shows. Catch contributors Sabrina MahfouzSelma DabbaghLaura Hanna and Saeida Rouass in conversation about their work, sharing how they convey the complexities and intrigues of desire.

Jena Al-Ansari is a Bahraini/British writer, living in London. Her original television series The Moderators is currently in development with Hat Trick Productions.

Sabrina Mahfouz is a writer and performer, raised in London and Cairo. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and resident writer at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Selma Dabbagh is a British Palestinian writer whose debut novel Out of It (Bloomsbury) was a Guardian Book of the Year. She is the editor of We Wrote in Symbols.

Laura Hanna is a British-Egyptian writer, performer and theatre maker from London.

Saeida Rouass is an author from London. Her novels Eighteen Days of Spring in Winter and Assembly of the Dead were both published by Watchword in 2015.

This event will be BSL interpreted.

Standard tickets: £10, Students and Over 60's: £8
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