PAST

18 Apr 2017
16:15 to 17:00

Keynote Address, Gulf University of Science and Technology English Language and Literature Conference

(GUST, Kuwait)

06 Apr 2017
16:00 to 18:00

Panel with Randa Jarrar, Sinan Antoon, and Bothayna Al-Essa: “Migration, Identity, and Cultural Transformation”

American University of Kuwait Biennial Literary Festival
(Auditorium, AUK, Salmiya)

04 Apr 2017
18:00 to 20:00

Reading/Lecture/Discussion: “Randa Jarrar and Mai Al-Nakib”

American University of Kuwait Biennial Literary Festival
(Auditorium, AUK, Salmiya)

03 Apr 2017
12:30 to 14:00

Panel with Ebtehal Al-Khateeb and Aishah Al-Shatti: “The Red Line: Censorship and Literature”

Kuwait University, College of Arts
(Kaifan Campus, Al-Otaibi Building, Basement, Seminar 1)

27 Mar 2017
12:30 to 14:00

Reading/Discussion: “In Conversation with Ebtehal Al-Khateeb”

Kuwait University, College of Arts
(Kaifan Campus, Al-Otaibi Building, Basement, Seminar 1)

18 Mar 2017
10:45 to 12:15

Lecture: “Traveling Postcards: Retracing Kuwait's Modernity”
Gulf Studies Symposium 2017: Mobilities and Materialities of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula

American University of Kuwait
(Auditorium, Salmiya)

03 Dec 2016
18:30 to 19:30

Lecture/Discussion: “Books That Changed Your Life”

Q8 Books at Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah
(Yarmouk, Bl 3, St 3, Kuwait)

30 Nov 2016
12:30 to 13:30

Lecture: “Anonymity in the Age of Disclosure: Musings on Privacy and Publicity”

Gulf University of Science and Technology
(West Gate, Rm W1-010, GUST, Kuwait)

15 Oct 2016
18:30 to 19:30

Lecture/Discussion: “How Literature Shapes the World”

Q8 Books at Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah
(Yarmouk, Bl 3, St 3, Kuwait)

19 Apr 2016
16:30 to 17:00

Lecture: “On the Sidelines of Middle East Studies—Postcolonial Theory and Deleuze”

Postcolonial Studies and Modern Arabic Literature Conference
NYU Abu Dhabi
(Conference Center)

23 Mar 2016
18:00 to 20:00

Discussion: “In Conversation with Susan Abulhawa”

American University of Kuwait
(Salmiya)

17 Mar 2016
10:00 to 12:00

Panel/Lecture: “Effects of the Iraqi Invasion on Society and Culture”

Kuwait National Assembly
(to attend please register via link)

29 Jan 2016
12:00 to 13:00

Lecture/Reading

University of Iceland, RIKK: Institute of Gender, Equality, and Difference
(National Museum, Lecture Hall)

14 Jan 2016
12:00 to 13:00

Lecture/Reading

University of Iceland, Hosted by the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages and the Middle East Studies Program
(Árnagardur, Rm 422)
Árnagardur , Room 422

08 Dec 2015
19:00 to 21:00

Reading Under the Stars

Al-Shaheed Park
(Circle of Peace, Al-Shaheed Park, Kuwait)

13 Oct 2015
18:00 to 19:00

Panel: “Rising Stars—Mai Al-Nakib and May-Lan Tan”

Manchester Literature Festival
(International Anthony Burgess Foundation)

06 Oct 2015
17:45 to 19:00

Lecture/Reading/Signing

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Hosted by the London Middle East Institute
(Russell Square, College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre)

30 Sep 2015
12:00 to 13:30

Lecture: “The Death of the Reader, Or Why Bother Reading Today?”

Northwestern University in Qatar
(Room 3069)

21 Aug 2015
19:30 to 21:00

Panel with Raja Shehadeh, Penny Johnson, Khaled Fahmy, Avi Shlaim: “How Can We Think About the Middle East?”

Edinburgh International Book Festival
(Garden Theatre)

19 May 2015
18:00 to 19:00

Launch of Paperback Edition

Q8 Books
(Bayt Lothan, Salmiya, Kuwait)

25 Mar 2015
19:30 to 21:00

Lecture/Reading: “Evenings with an Author”

American Library in Paris
(10 rue du Général Camou, 75007)

07 Mar 2015
15:00 to 16:00

Panel with Liz Fenwick: “It’s All in the Place”

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
(Al Waha, InterContinental Hotel, Dubai)

05 Mar 2015
10:00 to 11:00

Panel with Badriah Al Bishr and Inaam Kachachi: “Female Focus—Overcoming Barriers”

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
(Al Baraha 2, InterContinental Hotel, Dubai)

27 Feb 2015
16:30 to 17:30

Lecture/Reading

California College of the Arts
(Writers Studio, San Francisco Campus, 195 De Haro at 15th St)

26 Feb 2015
18:00 to 19:00

Reading/Signing

Book Passage
(1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA)

24 Feb 2015
19:00 to 20:00

Lecture/Reading

Stanford University, Hosted by Dept. of Comparative Literature, the Sohail and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, and the Center for the Study of the Novel
(Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Theresa St)

24 Feb 2015
12:00 to 13:00

Discussion: “Lunchtime Conversation” (in Arabic)

Stanford University
(Main Quad Building 30, Rm 102)

18 Feb 2015
19:00 to 20:00

Panel with Sinan Antoon, Lara Vapnyar, and Mónica de la Torre: “What Language To Write In?”

Columbia University, Hosted by the Writing Program and School of the Arts
(Dodge Hall, Rm 413)

12 Feb 2015
16:00 to 18:00

Lecture/Reading

Harvard University, Hosted by the Center for Middle East Studies
(38 Kirkland St, Rm 102)

11 Feb 2015
12:00 to 13:30

Lecture/Reading

Brown University
(Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs)

10 Feb 2015
18:00 to 19:00

Reading/Signing

Symposium Books
(240 Westminster St, Providence, RI)

05 Feb 2015
12:30 to 16:00

Lecture: “MENA External Communication Speaker Series”

The World Bank
(701 18th St, NW, Washington, DC)

04 Feb 2015
12:30 to 16:00

Lecture/Reading

School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
(Rome Building, Rm 206, 1740 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC)

03 Feb 2015
18:00 to 19:00

Lecture/Reading

Georgetown University, Hosted by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Dept of Arabic and Islamic Studies
(Intercultural Center, 37th and O St, Suite 241, Washington, DC)

02 Nov 2014
19:30 to 21:00

Lecture/Discussion: “On Writing in English”

Cultural Circle Fourth Season
(Surra, Bl 4, St 16, House 27, Kuwait)

03 Sep 2014
18:00 to 19:00

Lecture/Reading

Neriedes Hotel
(Platys Gialos, Sifnos, Greece)

23 Aug 2014
20:00 to 21:00

Lecture/Reading

Giomisti Kefali Gallery
(Kikladon Xoros, Apollonia, Sifnos, Greece)

14 Aug 2014
12:00 to 13:00

Panel with Selma Dabbagh and Marilyn Booth: “Living and Writing in the Middle East”

Edinburgh International Book Festival
(ScottishPower Foundation Studio)

13 Aug 2014
17:30 to 18:15

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series: “Syria”

Edinburgh International Book Festival,
(Royal Bank of Scotland Garden Theatre)

12 Aug 2014
19:00 to 20:00

Panel: “Mai Al-Nakib and Tom Barbash—Champions of the Short Story”

Edinburgh International Book Festival
(Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre)

07 Aug 2014
19:00 to 20:30

Lecture/Discussion/Reading: “In Conversation with Selma Dabbagh”

The Mosaic Rooms
(226 Cromwell Rd, SW5 0SW, London, UK)

07 Aug 2014
13:00 to 14:00

Reading/Discussion: “Staff Book Club Lunch”

Bloomsbury Publishing Offices
(London, UK)

15 May 2014
20:00 to 21:00

Reading/Discussion

Committee of 200 Forum
(Radisson Blu Hotel, Salwa, Kuwait)

07 May 2014
17:00 to 18:30

Reading/Interview/Signing

Gulf University of Science and Technology, Hosted by the Dept of English and Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences
(West Gate, Rm W1-010, GUST, Kuwait)

15 Apr 2014
19:00 to 20:00

Lecture/Reading/Signing

Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah
(Al-Maidan Cultural Center, Maidan Hawalli, Kuwait)

09 Apr 2014
19:00 to 21:00

Lecture/Reading/Signing

Sultan Gallery
(South Subhan, Bl 8, St 105, Building 168, Kuwait)

08 Apr 2014
18:00 to 19:00

Lecture/Reading/Signing

American University of Kuwait, Hosted by the Center for Gulf Studies and Sigma Tau Delta
(Central Garden)

02 Apr 2014
19:00 to 21:00

Launch of The Hidden Light of Objects

Contemporary Art Platform
(Industrial Shuwaikh, Bl 2, St 28, Life Center, Kuwait)

12 Mar 2014
12:30 to 13:30

Lecture/Reading

Qatar University
(Doha, Qatar)

11 Mar 2014
19:00 to 20:00

Panel with Abdulaziz Al-Mahmoud

Literary Majlis, Hosted by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing
(Msheireb Enrichment Center, Doha, Qatar)