Hila Amit

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(curator) is a writer whose fiction appeared in Lilith, Jalta, Emrys Journal & The Washington Square Review. Her story, 'The Kinneret', was selected for the Sue Lile Inman Fiction Prize. She received fellowships from The Vermont Studio Center and the McDowell Colony. Her short stories collection, Moving On From Bliss (Tel-Aviv: Am Oved, 2016), was awarded the Israeli Ministry of Culture Prize for Debut Authors. Her non fiction book, A Queer Way Out (Albany: SUNY, 2018) was awarded the AMEWS (Association of Middle East Women's Studies) Book Award. >> mehr

Martin Jankowski

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(project director) born in Greifswald in 1965, is a Berlin writer who belonged to the oppositional Leipzig scene in the 80s as a singer and songwriter and was subjected to "decomposition measures" by the Stasi. Although his lyrics were banned, his songs and poems became popular during the time of the Monday demonstrations. After 1989, he published numerous songs, four volumes of poetry, short stories, essay collections, literary criticism, art-related nonfiction, and a novel. >> mehr

Alaa Obeid

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(curator) was born in East Jerusalem in 1990, finished B.Sc. Environmental Sciences in Jerusalem and M.Sc. Integrated Water Resources Management in TH Koeln. She's an activist who's passionate about environmental justice and human rights. She has experience in conflict resolution and environmental peace-building in the MENA region. She's part of an improvised international theater group that focuses on climate movement, sustainability, and social transformation processes. She's currently doing a lectureship at TH Koeln to research local knowledge and climate change adaptation.   >> mehr

Mati Shemoelof

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(curator) is a Arab-Jew poet, author and a journalist living in Berlin. His various writings include seven poetry books, plays, articles, and a collection of short stories. He was one of the founders of the group “Poetic Hafla”, that has created literary, music & art performance events featuring a diverse collection of artists from all over the world. He is one of the founders of “Anu אנו نحن: Jews and Arabs writing in Berlin”. The aim of this literary group is to promote a cultural dialogue between writers and artists from the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa. His first publication in Germany was a bilingual edition of his poems Baghdad | Haifa | Berlin on AphorismA Verlag, 2019. >> mehr