The Evergreen State College will host three award-winning Arab women writers on Friday, May 6 at United Churches in Olympia, at 7 p.m. This public event is part of a series on "Women Writers of the Arab World," organized by Hedgebrook, a non-profit organization inspiring women to author change, in partnership with the Arab American Community Coalition of Seattle. This first-of-its-kind month-long series of public events will feature some of the most exciting Arab women writing today. The event will be moderated by Evergreen State College faculty member, Therese Saliba, who has co-edited two related collections: Intersections: Gender, Nation, and Community in Arab Women's Novels , and Gender, Politics and Islam . She is currently teaching a program on Arab and Muslim Women Writers and is a member of the Selection Committee for the series.