The Palestine Festival of Literature is inviting applications from writers to attend PalFest 2019. We are happy to accept writers at any stage in their career and in any format – the only criterion is that their work gels with our theme for 2019:

Urban Futures: Colonial Space in Palestine Today

PalFest brings together international and Palestinian artists to create new discourses, and 2019 will see it bring together a range of thinkers who work on the intersection of urbanism, power and control. Applicants do not need to have produced work on Palestine before – but we are interested in writers who can see international inter-connections and historical processes that might connect with the ongoing colonization of Palestine – and that can help create new tools with which it can be understood and resisted.

PalFest 2019 will take place between April 5th and 12th in cities across historic Palestine. The successful applicant will join the travelling group of international authors for a week that will include visits to key historical and political sites in Palestine; meetings with artists, activists and academics; and a free public programme of evening events. All costs will be covered.

Please send one paragraph proposal – maximum 500 words – about yourself, your work, and your response to the theme. Please send links to your portfolio or any previous work you think relevant, and the names and contacts of 2 people who would be your referees.

PalFest is committed to fostering artistic and intellectual connections between Palestine and the rest of the world. We are looking for writers who will create the next generation of ideas about colonialism and capital in the 21st century – and whose own work will be deepened by an understanding of Palestine.

Please send your letter of interest and any links to

Deadline: December 10th 2018