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Abbas Beydoun to Hussam Itani

Participants (Alphabetic)

Abbas Beydoun

Abbas Beydoun is a Lebanese poet, novelist and journalist. He published numerous volumes of poetry and seven novels, two of which were translated into English. Beydoun writes in the cultural pages of the Beirut-based newspaper As-Safir. Co founder of Pen Lebanon.

Mark Daou
Marc Daou is a lecturer in Media Studies program, PR professional. He leads a team of communication experts at Rowat PR, a pioneering public relations firm base in Lebanon. He is currently a lecturer at the Media Studies Department at the FAS in AUB. He is an activist with a heavy involvement in youth, environmental and political movements in Lebanon.

Rola elHusseini
Rola elHussein is a Lebanese writer and poet. She is a graduate of the Lebanese University, from the Faculty of Fine Arts. She has published 3 poetry collections, a short story. Her first novel will come out on 2017 (Saqi Books).

Zeina el Khalil
Zena el Khalil, born year of the Dragon, is a visual artist, writer and Nāda yoga instructor based in Beirut. She exhibits internationally and her work includes mixed media paintings, installations and performance that focus on creating a culture of peace through love, compassion, forgiveness and empathy. During the 2006 invasion of Lebanon, she was one of the first largely followed Middle Eastern bloggers and soon after was invited to speak at the Nobel Peace Center, Oslo on freedom of expression over the internet. In 2008, her memoir "Beirut, I Love You" was published by Saqi Books and in 2012, Zena was invited to join the TED Fellowship program. You can folllow her work on

Fadi el Tofeili
Fadi el Tofeili is a Lebanese Poet and writer.

Fouad Mohammad Fouad
Fouad Mohammad Fouad is a Syrian writer and poet.

Iman Humaydan
Iman Humaydan is a Lebanese novelist. Published 4 novels translated to European languages. Her latest novel “50 Grams of Paradise won a Katara Prize for literature. Co-founded PEN Lebanon and President since January 2015.

Hussam Itani
Hussam Itani is a Lebanese writer, essayist and journalist in al-Hayat daily. He published many books on the Lebanese and Arab political situation.
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