For those of our readers in or near Cairo, this just through from the Translation Studies Portal and the Arabic Literature (in English) blog:
In Translation Series. Translations of Palestine: Elias Khoury’s Bab al-Shams. A Conversation across Texts. Humphrey Davies (Translator); Elias Khoury (Author); Yousry Nasrallah (Filmmaker)
Monday, 26 September 2011, 6 pm, Oriental Hall, American University in Cairo, Tahrir Square, Cairo.