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Ahmed and I just bought our first car together, and we’re heading out soon on a tour through Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee in the second half of March. (I’ll also be at the Sabeel Conference in Portland April 4-5.) We’d love to see some of you along the way!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch: pamolson (a) gmail. You can learn more about Fast Times in Palestine on the book’s website.


Here are the tour dates:


Sunday, March 16
Food for Thought
Crescent Hill Church
142 Crescent Avenue
Phone: (502) 893-5381

Carmichael’s Bookstore
2720 Frankfort Ave

Tuesday, March 18
Presbyterian Church Luncheon
100 Witherspoon St
Room 4000

Crescent Hill Library
2762 Frankfort Avenue Louisville
Phone: (502) 574-1793

Church of the Epiphany
914 Old Harrods Creek Rd
Phone: (502) 245-9733

Wednesday, March 19
University of Louisville
Ekstrom Library Chao Auditorium

University of Louisville
J.B. Speed Auditorium (Room 100)


Thursday, March 20
Wright State University
Health Science Building, Room 116
(contact: Rana Odeh, rkodeh @gmai)

Friday, March 21
Greater Discussions Group
Dayton International Peace Museum
208 W Monument Ave, Dayton, OH
(contact: Anthony Massoud, tmassoud211 @cs)

Saturday, March 22
Dayton Islamic Center
3662 E Patterson Rd, Beaver Creek, OH (937) 429 9477
(contact: Bashir Ahmed, bgakingfisher @yahoo)


Sunday, March 23
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus
93 W. Weisheimer

Monday, March 24
Currents Forum
St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church
59 East Mound St


Tuesday, March 25
University of Kentucky
Memorial Hall
610 S. Limestone


Friday and Saturday, April 4-5

I’ll also be speaking April 4-5 at the Sabeel Conference in Portland.

The line-up is incredible and includes Max Blumenthal, Miko Peled, Dr. Mads Gilbert, Mazin Qumsiyeh, Cindy and Craig Corrie, Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek, Chris McGreal (one of my favorite journalists when I lived in Palestine), Phyllis Bennis, Mark Braverman, Josh Reubner, Rev. Don Wagner, and many others. I can’t wait!

Details and registration can be found here. It should be an amazing gathering.


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Books I Love

A Doctor in Galilee,
by Dr. Hatim Kanaaneh

The Hour of Sunlight, by Sami al Jundi and Jen Marlowe

The Goldstone Report, edited by Adam Horowitz, Lizzy Ratner, and Philip Weiss

Mornings in Jenin, by Susan Abulhawa

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, by Ilan Pappe

Zabelle, by Nancy Kricorian

Cosmos, by Carl Sagan

Impro, by Keith Johnstone

Improv Wisdom,
by Patricia Ryan Madson

Walden and Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau

To Kill a Mockingbird,
50th Anniversary Edition,
by Harper Lee