Maria TramountaniFounder, Writer, Translator
Maria Tramountani is cofounder of this platform. She was born in 1990 in Stuttgart, Germany. She studied Interculturality and Integration and is currently working as a refugee worker. In 2015 and 2016 she was one of the finalists of the A Sea of Words short story competition in Spain. In 2017 she was published in the anthology “Painless” of Clue Writing.
Hazem Raad is cofounder of this platform. He was born in 1993 in Damascus. He studied architecture, and currently works as an architect and as a translator. He writes short stories and poetry, and has been one of the finalists of both the Castello Del Duino Poetry competition in Italy in 2013, and A Sea of Words short story competition in Spain in 2016.
Nena Tramountani was born in 1995 in Stuttgart, Germany. She studied linguistics and English literature and is currently working as a freelance journalist and author. In 2016 she was one of the finalists of the short story competition A Sea of Words. In 2017 her second novel was published.
Mohammad Haj HusseinWriter
Mohammad Haj Hussein was born in 1991 in Saraqeb. He studied in the Technical Institute of the University of Aleppo, and currently works as a Media Education Teacher in Lebanese schools, and as an independent journalist with several Arabic websites and newspapers. On 2017 he held the second place of Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture in the Short Story category.
Janina Weser was born in 1984 in Bergisches Land, Germany. She studied elementary school teacher, social psychology, sociology and psychology in the USA and the Netherlands. Under the pseudonym “Perlenmana” she blogs on perlenmama.de.
Marwa MelhemWriter, Translator
Marwa Melhem was born in 1993 in Tartous, Syria. She studies civil engineering in Homs, and currently works as an editor and writer in Canvas blog, and as translator in a translation and dubbing firm. She writes poems, immanent literary texts, and short stories.
Sadri Okumuş was born in 1997 in Stuttgart, Germany. He is currently studying media publishing at the Stuttgart Media University. He shares his writing in German on the blog https://sadrioku.wordpress.com.
Mustafa Aldabbas was born in 1993 in Damascus. He graduated from the college of media in the University of Damascus, currently works as an independent journalist and contributor in several media platforms in both English and Arabic. Resides in Berlin.
Steffen Gärtner was born in 1983 in Magdeburg, Germany. He studied engeneering, German, history and sociology in Dresden and Würzburg. He is currently working at a e-commerce company and shares his writing in German on the blog https://farbenfroehlich.com.
Waleed Barkasiyeh was born in 1988 in Damascus’s countryside. He graduated from the college of media in the University of Damascus, currently works as a journalist in Al Modon Lebanese E-paper. Resides in Beirut.
Jessica Trevisi was born in 1993 in Siegen. After her apprenticeship she started working in the retail sector. She writes poems and short stories.
Aya AlnamlyWriter, Translator
Aya Alnamly was born in 1995 in Damascus, Syria. She studies architecture at Damascus University. She currently works as a translator and editor for several scientific projects on social media. She writes literary texts, and short stories.
Cansev Duru was born in 1993 in Büdingen. She studies sociology in Frankfurt. In her spare time she writes poetry and performs at events and on Poetry Slam stages.
Funda Doğhan was born in 1984 in Ulm. She studied social pedagogy and journalism. Currently she is working in journalism in Stuttgart. She is part of the Muslim poetry slam initiative i,Slam and a fan of active pacifism.
Leen Mhanna was born in 1997 in Latakia, Syria. She is currently studying pharmacy at Tishreen University. She is interested in writing, poetry and literature.
Scarlett Rybarczyk was born in 1991 in Berlin. She studied communications, slavistic and theory of literature and culture. She has already published her short stories in various magazines.
Farah Alnihawi was born in Damascus in 1996. She moved to Germany in 2015. Currently she is studying architecture in Wuppertal. She writes poems and short stories that are published in several magazines and newspaper.
Faten El-Dabbas is a German-Palestine Spoken Word Artist and political scientist (M.A,) from Berlin. In 2016 "No Fairytale from 1001 Nights", her first German-Arabic book was published at Cosmics Verlag. In 2018 the publishing house Zambon published an Italian-Arabic version of her volume of poetry.