NEW RELEASE

I SAY DUST // NARRATIVE SHORT

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MALI WALI // DANCE SHORT

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I SAY DUST NOW PLAYING ON BBC CHANNEL


NEW SHORT STORIES/BLOG ENTRY

'BEIRUT DYING STARS IN THE AGE OF BOOBS EMERGENCE'
A semi-biographical short story.

'At the corner of my hood, the scent of gardenia came blasting on waves of early morning breeze. Walking in Beirut in the late 90s was like taking a tour of scents. If you sniffed too hard, you could detect the smells of dried blood, welding fumes and fresh vomit. Beirut smelled like the moon, a mix of fired gunpowder and lunar dust, the consequence of dying stars.'

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'WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY FIRST FAILED SPONGE CAKE'
A semi-biographical short story. 

"My life is very terribly documented. Consequently, I have no interest in collectibles. It’s a curse but also a treasured possession. I can reinvent my childhood. My soft shadow just appears from time to time but memory is a kind of fiction. A vigorous attempt to retrieve it is never close to a triumph. I have sort of let go of this idea to find value in other things. Simple things. Things like making a sponge cake. Sponge cakes are thought to be the newbie baker smooth sailing ground."

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RECENT SCIENCE FICTION PUBLICATION

I COME FROM FUTURE
science fiction short story published in Blind Spot (The english version of French Angle Mort) // July 2016

 

IMAGINE THE CITY
science fiction stage play published in The Seventh Wave (New York // April 2016)


LATEST PRESS

INTERVIEW in
QAHWA PROJECT
(December 2016)

INTERVIEW in
INC MAGAZINE
(September 2016
issue)

INTERVIEW in
LA TIMES
(Los Angeles // June 22, 2016)

INTERVIEW in Aicha Qandisha
(Netherlands // June 30, 2016)

INTERVIEW in Establishment
(USA // April 7, 2016)


EXHIBITION

Science fiction texts part of 'Halcyon' exhibition for Transart Institute Triennale
Curated by Rachel Dedman

'I Come From Future' and 'The Flukian', two science fiction short stories by Darine Hotait will take part in this exhibition, text prints and readings.

Halcyon is a research and exhibition space which brings together artists and writers using the critical possibilities of science-fiction to address contemporary urgencies surrounding identity, placehood, conflict, landscape, technology, architecture, futurity and time.

Berlin . August 5-7, 2016 at Uferstudios
London. August 10, 2016 at Mosaic Rooms

Photos by Rachel Dedman // Graphics and text design by Studio Zumra


FEATURE SCREENPLAY

Science fiction screenplay 'Symphony of a Flood' selected at the International Scriptwriters' Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival 2016 - Maison Des Scenaristes 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

PODCAST

. ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Cinephilia Screenwriting Lab for Shorts
Dates: September 22 - October 2, 2016
In Collaboration with Arab Film Festival
With the support of Netherlands Film Fonds & The City of Rotterdam
To apply Here

. NEW YORK CITY
Screenwriting Workshop
Dates: October 25, 27 & 29
Asian American Writers' Workshop (AAWW)
In Collaboration with RAWI (Radius of Arab American Writers)

. ROME, ITALY
Cinephilia Screenwriting Lab for Shorts
Dates: November 5-15, 2016
In Collaboration with 22nd Med Film Festival
With the support of MIBACT
To apply Here

. DUBAI, UAE
Writing Characters for Film
Dates: November 26, 28, 30
Location: Tashkeel
Register Here


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