[In-Person] Remember to Return: A Reading and Fundraiser for Palestine
[In-Person] Remember to Return: A Reading and Fundraiser for Palestine

UPDATE: In-person tickets for this event are SOLD OUT. Tickets will NOT be available at the door and there is no waitlist. The conversation will be live streamed via Zoom. Register here for the zoom webinar.

Presented by The New Third World Reading Series & Asian American Writers’ Workshop, we invite you to join us for a brilliant and necessary evening of poetry toward liberation, toward love, toward memory, toward return. The event will feature readings by the incomparable Kamelya Omayma Youssef, Lara Atallah, Mariam Bazeed, Sahar Delijani, Sahar Romani, Siham Inshassi, & Tala Abu Rahmeh, emceed by Malvika Jolly. This event is a fundraiser for eSIM cards to keep Palestine online.

There will be zines made by Mariam Bazeed as well as broadsides from several of the readers designed and printed by Lara Atallah for sale. All proceeds will go toward our final total toward purchasing eSIM cards for Palestinians without internet or phone connection. Tickets are $0-30 for in-person attendees, and FREE for the Zoom live stream. If you attend the live stream, we encourage you to donate directly to make a donation through our Eventbrite page.

All in-person attendees will receive a free copy of AAWW’s Best of The Margins.

Register here for the zoom webinar.


This lineup was created in collaboration with former Margins Fellow, Ghinwa Jawhari and Malvika Jolly of The New Third World Reading Series. The title of this event comes from Mahmoud Darwish’s poem “From: A Lover from Palestine,” translated from Arabic by B.M. Bennani.



The event will be live streamed with auto captioning for those who cannot join us in-person. For those joining us in our space, we are located on the 6th floor, there is an elevator that will take you directly to our space. To protect our friends with chemical sensitivities, AAWW is a fragrance-free space. Masks are required for all attendees; if you forget yours, one will be provided for you. We have three commercial grade air purifiers in the space, and a quiet room in the back should you need some space from the crowd. With the current surge of COVID cases, we highly encourage you to take a test at home prior to the event. If you have had COVID or have had known contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID in the 10 days prior to the event, we ask you tune in for the live stream instead. Please reach out to dmanibo@aaww.org for additional accessibility requests, ADA accessible bathrooms, chairs with added back support, and beyond. This space is for YOU!

[In-Person] Remember to Return: A Reading and Fundraiser for Palestine

Friday, February 16, 2024
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 West 27th Street, Suite 600
New York
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