The 7th International Writers Festival in Jerusalem, taking place in Mishkenot Sha’ananim on 12-16.05, is an event of central importance in the Israeli literary world. The festival will host writers with unique voices from the field of world literature. For many of them, this will be their first visit to Israel. This year the festival will be held for the first time in cooperation with the Jerusalem International Book Forum, which will host publishing professionals from around the world.
The festival will feature young and fresh voices from all over the world that will tell stories about immigration, being a refugee, and wandering, as well as about love, compassion, and beauty. These writers will bring with them the spirit of independent thinking and the freedom to dream and imagine, and will demonstrate the importance of literature and the hope it brings us. During the five days of activities, there will be original and unique events created especially for the festival, including literary meetings, workshops, tours, films, and a variety of performances.