Jack Jones Literary Arts is hosting its second annual two-week writing retreat at Blue Sky Retreat in Taos, New Mexico, set to be held in the middle of August. The retreat is open exclusively to women of color, and there is a scholarship opportunity for Arab women:The two-week retreat is set for October 13- 27, 2018, and Jenna Wortham will be the official writer-in-residence.
On Monday, head of Cairo International Convention Center Sami Younes announced that the Cairo International Book Fair will now be held twice a year:This year, 2018, is set to be the first year of twin fairs. The annual book fair is traditionally held at the end of January and early February each year, inaugurating the start of the Arab book-fair season. This second edition will be held in the fall, according to state-run media outlet Egy News.
Friday Finds: Mohammad Rabie and the Horrors of ‘Otared’ By mlynxqualey on March 16, 2018 • ( 0 ) Mohammad Rabie’s Otared was shortlisted for the 2016 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, and appeared in Robin Moger’s translation that same year:In this video interview, Rabie talks about his writing and editing process, the question he gets asked most often about the novel (“Is there any hope in Otared?”), and the novel’s core theme. VIDEOAlso: Read an extract from the novel.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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