World Book Cafe: Beirut


Storytelling is a revered and longstanding tradition in Lebanese culture which is kept alive in the bustling cafes and bookshops of Beirut. Rami Ruhayem meets with a panel of poets and writers to talk about their stories; from the plight of Syrian refugees, to being an Arab who writes in English, to the rise of LGBTQ storytelling nights. Find out what it’s like to be a writer in this schizophrenic mix of tradition and liberalism.

Listen to the full episode here.