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Event 134 Beyond The Culture Trap: Shahd Al Shammari & Zeina Hashem Beck

Saturday 10 March, 12pm-1pm   Al Ras 1, InterContinental

How can women lead social progress, preserving the best in a culture while changing the worst?

Exploring the ways in which tradition can preserve damaging ideas – about gender, disability, and more – the panel looks at the role literature can play in improving lives and opening up important discussions.

Dr Shahd Al Shammari teaches literature at the Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait and is the author of Notes on the Flesh, a biomythography that deals with gender, race, and disability in Kuwait.

Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet and the author of the new collection Louder Than Hearts, which won the 2016 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize.

This panel is moderated by Lana Shamma.

Language: English with Arabic translation

Beyond The Culture Trap: Shahd Al Shammari & Zeina Hashem Beck

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Event 26 Poeticians with a PUNCH 3

Friday 2 March, 7.30pm-9.30pm   Zaytoun, Crowne Plaza Hotel

A Festival favourite returns as the UAE-based poetry groups Poeticians and PUNCH Poetry reunite for an evening of readings from some of Dubai’s finest local talent.

Curated by Zeina Hashem Beck and Hind Shoufani, the lineup of cutting edge poets will perform against the backdrop of Dubai Creek on the terrace at Zaytoun Restaurant, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai Festival City.

Full lineup to be announced.

Language: English

Poeticians with a PUNCH 3

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