Palestine in the Present Tense

Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Life in Contemporary Palestine, reveals the Palestinian experience as seen through the lens of authors, books, and literature. Using the form of a political-literary travelogue, he explores what literature means to modern Palestinians and how Palestinians make sense of the conflict between a rich imaginative life and the daily tedium and violence of survival. Join us for a reading and discussion of the book with author Marcello Di Cintio, in conversation with author and activist Molly Crabapple.

Marcello Di Cintio is the author of four books, including Walls: Travels Along the Barricades and Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense – both winners of the W. O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize. Di Cintio’s magazine writing has appeared in appeared in publications such as The International New York Times, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic and Afar. He lives in Calgary, Canada.