Selected Conferences & Festivals
- Bridgewater International Poetry Festival Fall 2020 Virtual Event, Nov 16-19, 2020 (Poetry Reading)
- Iowa City’s Book Festival, Oct 12, 2013 (Panel, Facts and Fiction, Paper: Representation and Kuwaiti Literature)
- Shubbak Festival, Jul 4, 2013 (Poetry Reading)
- Canadian University Dubai, TEDx event: TEDxCanadianUniversityDubai, Oct 26, 2017 (Talk: “The Beauty of Friendship”)
- Gulf University for Science and Technology’s English Language and Literature Conference (GELL) “Translingualism,” Apr 18, 2017 (Panel, Paper: “Writing and Space: Physical and Psychological Influence”)
- American University of Kuwait’s Biennial Literary Festival, Apr 6, 2017 (Poetry Reading)
- Arab Open University’s Knowledge Development Seminar, May 8, 2018 (Short Story Reading, Mischief Diary, and talk On the Writing Life)
- Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre (JAAC), TEDx event: TEDxAlShuwaikh Sep 16, 2017 (Talk: “Perception is Only an Ink Stain Away”)
- Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah showcase of Kuwaiti Talents, event sponsored by US Embassy and SABAB Theatre, May 26, 2013
Education & Experience
Faris has a BA in English Language & Literature and a Higher Diploma in Comparative Literature from Kuwait University. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, concentration in poetry and translation.
- For why she writes, please visit the About page.
- For more information, contact info [dot] nadafaris [at] gmail [dot] com
Charity & Volunteer Work
Because she believes in community, Faris gives back whenever possible. She has often done this anonymously, but she now feels it is important to highlight the institutions she's worked with or donated to, as well as to emphasize that giving back to community is at the heart of her writing philosophy. In other words, charity and volunteer work are not separate from her writing, performing, or teaching practices.
If you are interested in booking Nada Faris for speaking engagements, poetry performances, or creative writing workshops, please send all inquiries to:
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