Photo by Mohammad Ashkanani  

I'm a Kuwaiti writer and performance poet known as "Kuwait's Finest."

My book Fountain of Youth is the 2016 Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award Semi-Finalist​.

I am an Honorary Fellow in Writing at Iowa University’s International Writing Program (IWP), USA. In 2015, I became a member of the board of trustees for Kuwait’s Cultural Circle Prize for the Arabic Short Story (Almultaqa), the Arab world’s first international award for short story collections in Arabic.

I've written and performed ">me (greater than me)" for TEDxAl-Shuwaikh, which was hosted by Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) in March 2016. In the same year I won a MENA Salam fellowship from World Peace Initiative Foundation's Peace Revolution to meditate with Buddhist monks in Turkey. My article "Every Child Deserves a Home: Zeina Al-Sultan Unveils the Truths Behind Adoption in Kuwait" won en.v earth's Voice of Success program in 2012.

My fiction, nonfiction and poetry have been published in The Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction, Economic and Political Weekly, Fanack Chronicle of the Middle East & North Africa, The Operating System, Sukoon, The Indianola Review, and more.

I also write for young adults and children.



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Monday, Jan 16, 2017: Reading a poem at Forget the Words: An Event with the Author at Sirdab Lab. More.

Monday, Jan 23, 2017: Performing/Judging the Interschool-Round Poetry by Heart competition at New English School. Private event.

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