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A night of story telling!
with Pete Kalu - Abdel Rahim Al-Awji and Tariq Mehmood

Pete Kalu is an award winning playwright, novelist, storyteller and poet.
Winner, BBC/Manchester University Theatre Dangerous Comedy Award; Bradford and Cumbria International Playscript Competition, Liverpool Kodak Script Competition.
He has had six novels published to date and his poetry is found in numerous national anthologies.
He is the editor of Crocus Books and the artistic director of Commonword/Cultureword in the UK.

Abdel Rahim Al –Awji is a Lebanese writer, actor and storyteller who has published his short stories in local newspapers since 1998. After he graduated from school of film and theatre art in Beirut, he started writing short film scripts.
In 2005, he wrote his first full length play “sleeping beauty’s insomnia” which was published in 2010 in Lebanon and Syria . And had readings in Beirut , Tunisia and New York (Monarch theatre). And It was produced by the National Theatre of Scotland in 2012
In July 2009, the Royal Court theatre chose him to participate in the Royal Court international residency for emerging playwrights- London, where he wrote his second full length play “the abandoned city”.

Tariq Mehmood is a novelist, filmmaker and storyteller. He has published three novels and has a new novel due for publication next year. He has also published a number of children’s books and has had many short stories and articles published in anthologies, magazines and newspapers.
He is the co-director documentary Injustice . The film won the: Best Documentary - BFM London Film Festival 2002; National Social Justice Award 2003, Best Documentary (Human Rights) - One World Film Festival 2003, Special Mention - Independent Film Festival Greece 2004, and the New Nation Campaign Group of the Year Award 2004.
Tariq teaches creative writing and literature at the AUB.

With the participation of other story tellers:
Doyle Avant
Maya Ayache
Joanna Abillama
Laura Al Jabri
Rami Zurayk
Robert Myers
Sabine Choucair
Yasmin Saab

A live performance by Firas Andari on Oud will follow the stories

8 p.m. - Free entrance

Metro Al Madina
Hamra, Saroulla Building(-2)
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Phone: 76-309363

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