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Tuesday 15 November
 
9:30 -­ 11:00 - Panel 3 -­ Auditorium B1, College Hall, AUB
“Women’s Voices in Times of Chaos”
Do women have a different perspective in their writings in the times of chaos and how do they deal with these differences?
Women writers dialog.
Participants: Hanan Al Shaykh, Usha Kuniga Ramaswamy, Alawiya Sobh and Hyam Yared
Moderator: Maya alHajj

11:30 -­ 13:00 - Panel 4 -­ Auditorium B1, College Hall, AUB
“What next? Dialogue in Chaotic Times: the Role of the Youth”
A new generation of Arab writers, poets and intellectuals has arisen. Not only does their work differ from the previous generation in terms of content, but  also by experimenting with new literary forms. What kind of new forms and contents do they present, and why do they feel the urge to experiment? Is this experimentalism exclusively related to the Arab spring, or is it the urge to redefine literature  world-wide?
Participants: Assaad Thebian, Fadi elTofeili, Fawzi Yammine, Martijn Knol and Witold Szablowski
Moderator: Mark Daou.

15:30-17:00 - Panel 5 - Auditorium B1, College Hall, AUB
Creative writing students of the English dept. of AUB and the members from the Writing Club meet the writers.
 
Presenter: Roseanne Khalaf (Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the English Department at AUB) introduces the writers: Martijn Knol, Usha Kuniga Ramaswamy, Vamba Sherif, Witold Szablowski and Iman Humaydan.

18:00 ­ 20:00 - Book Signing
Aaliya's Bookshop: Authors will sign their books. (Gemayzeh, Beirut - Click Here)

All events are open to the public except school visits.
 
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