|Bristol Peace Cafe||
Wed, 10/13/2010 - 19:45Saint Stephen's Church, Bristol, UK
Wednesday 13 October 2010 7.45pm
Listen to the authors of Crossing Qalandiya – and each other
As part of its autumn 2010 Slavery and Reconciliation programmee, Saint Stephen’s invites people to listen to the authors, Shireen Anabtawi, Palestinian from Ramallah, and Daniela Norris, Israeli from Tel Aviv.
The two authors talk about the frank correspondence that led to their recently published book, Crossing Qalandiya.
Saint Stephen’s Reconciliation Laboratory invites people to listen to each other in a climate of honesty and trust. The aim is to create a safe forum so people can hear each other.
“It’s a laboratory of hope with trust in the chance of something new emerging,” says Saint Stephen’s musical director, David Mowat, who visited Ramallah and the West Bank with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) in 2006.
David Mowat adds: ”Talks between Israel and Palestinian leaders alone cannot lead to peace: civil society has to be involved. Doing nothing, as fear and suffering grow is not an option. What can we do?”
With live music from Tony BenAbu, the oud/derabuka player.Bristol Peace Cafe
|Jewish Cultural Centre||
Tue, 10/12/2010 - 20:00London
Two women meet by accident at a party – both mothers, both a similar age. One is Israeli, the other Palestinian. So divided by fear and hatred are their two countries, they realise they will never be able to visit one another at home, despite living less than 100km apart. So, they begin to exchange letters. As their friendship grows they discuss not only their families, childcare and recipes, but also the wars and ethnic tensions that have shaped their lives. Crossing Qalandiya is their story.
Shireen Anabtawi currently works for the Palestinian Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva.
Daniela Norris worked for the Israeli Foreign Service for seven years and is now a freelance journalist.
Books will be on sale and book signing.
Café will be open for light snacks from 6.30pm.
|Ways with Words||
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 15:30Dartington Hall, Devon UK
Two women started writing to each other after they met by accident at a party; both mothers of a similar age, one Israeli, one Palestinian. Shireen was a former Director of Public Relations and now works for the UN in Geneva, Daniela worked for the Israeli Foreign Service. In this heartwarming and hopeful event they speak about their friendship which transcends fears and hostilities.Ways with Words Festival
|A Beacon Of Hope - An Evening Of Conversation||
Tue, 06/01/2010 - 19:00 - 22:00Eden Court Theatre, Caithness, Scotland
Eden Court Theatre
The Neil Gunn Trust in partnership with Highland Council present
An Evening of Conversation chaired by writer and broadcaster Richard Holloway with Shireen Anabtawi and Deniella Norris.
Daniela Norris's 'Hands' won second prize in the adult prose section of the Neil Gunn Writing Competition, 2009. See it here
|Launch - Crossing Qalandiya||
Tue, 05/18/2010 - 18:00 - 20:30Daunt Books Marylebone 83 Marylebone High Street - LONDON
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