F294. Arab American Caucus

Room 214C, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
6:30 pm to 7:45 pm


At the Arab American Caucus we will reconvene to meet each other. We'll do introductions, then share a presentation about past RAWI ventures, current works in progress, and goals for the future. We'll also share the updated RAWI mission statement and discuss how Arab American writers can work with other minority writing communities. We will open up the floor to questions, comments, and conversations. This will be space for collaboration and community.



Jess Rizkallah is a Lebanese American writer and illustrator. Alumna of Lesley University, MFA candidate at New York University, and founding editor of Pizza Pi Press. Her collection The Magic My Body Becomes won the 2016 Etel Adnan Award from RAWI and University of Arkansas Press.

George Abraham is a Palestinian American poet and bioengineering PhD candidate at Harvard. He is the author of Birthright and the specimen's apology. His writing has appeared in the Paris Review, Tin House, Boston Review, The Rumpus, and Mizna.

Hazem Fahmy is a poet, playwright, and critic. He is an honors graduate of Wesleyan University's College of Letters, where his senior thesis play, Barzakh, received High Honors. His poetry has been recognized by a Best of the Net nomination as well as by the Watering Hole.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center