Pay No Heed to the Rockets – Kensington Central Library, 15 May 2018

‘A modern love song to literature in Palestine. A must for readers inquisitive about writers and their creative powers, their checkered pasts and their struggles and triumphs.’

Join award-winning Canadian writer Marcello Di Cintio in conversation with British-Palestinian novelist Selma Dabbagh at Kensington Central Library. This will the opening event of Marcello Di Cintio’s UK tour to celebrate the publication of Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense:

18:30 – 19:30
Kensington Central Library
12 Phillimore Walk
London W8 7RX

In 2012 Marcello Di Cintio accepted the position of writer-in-residence with the Palestine Writing Workshop. Di Cintio had long been looking for a ‘way in’ to Palestine, a starting point other than politics and struggle. Wherever he visited, Di Cintio found a story. Stories of how revolutionary writing was smuggled from the Naqab Prison; stories from the Gallery Café, whose opening three thousand creatives and intellectuals gathered to celebrate; and the lost generations of stories contained within the books that are held in Israel’s National Library.