Maria Tramountani is the founder of Literally Peace. She was born in 1990 in Stuttgart, Germany. She studied Interculturality and Integration and is currently working as a cultural worker and lecturer. Her texts and poems were already published in various anthologies.
Marwa Melhem was born in 1993 in Tartous, Syria. She studies civil engineering in Homs, and currently works as an editor, writer and as translator at a translation and dubbing firm. She writes poems, immanent literary texts and short stories.
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.
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.
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.
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 an e-commerce company and shares his writing in German on the blog https://farbenfroehlich.com.
Aya Alnamly was born in 1995 in Damascus, Syria. She studies architecture at Damascus University. She is currently working as a translator and editor for several scientific projects on social media. She writes literary texts and short stories.
Mohamad Darwish was born in Damascus in 1991. He studied Business Administration at Aleppo University. Since 2015 he lives in Germany and works in Lüneburg in the field of Online Marketing. In his spare time he writes poetry and performs on Poetry Slam stages.
Zakareyya “Zeko” Alobydy
Zakareyya Alobydy was born in Bagdad, Iraq. Currently he lives in Germany and is training to become a qualified dental assistant and would later like to study dentistry. He won the third prize at the "Junges Literaturforum Hessen-Thüringen" in 2019 out of over 500 participants. Zakareyya writes to show how everyday life in war and after fleeing can look like.
For Keça Filankes writing poetry and prose is a creative way of healing and collecting strength, because as a Kurdish Femme with a strong sense of justice she trys to escape the strife.
Mario-Francisco Zodl was born in Berlin in 1988 and lived in the Canary Islands (Spain) for several years during his childhood. He studied German, Spanish and German as a foreign language in Gießen. He is currently a primary school teacher and not only wants to tell his children about literature, but also live it. He publishes his spoken texts on YouTube under the name "M-estiso".
Julie Bitar was born in 1997 in Damascus, Syria. She studies information technology engineering at Damascus University and is currently working with children with special needs. She writes literary texts and short stories.
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.
Usama Morzak was born in 1992 in Aleppo. He studied Pharmacy at the University of Aleppo. Currently he is continuing his studies at Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz. He doesn't write because he can but because some words need to be written down.
Renard Yearby was born in 1972 in Florida, USA. He is an African-American Spoken Word Artist/Poet and actor from Frankfurt. He is a published and award winning poet. His first collection of poems is titled "Kintsugi".
Mohammad Haj Hussein
Mohammad Haj Hussein was born in 1991 in Saraqeb, Syria. He studied at the Technical Institute of the University of Aleppo and currently works as a Media Education Teacher in Lebanese schools and as an independent journalist. On 2017 he held the second place of the Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture in the Short Story category.
Sonja Weichand was born in 1984 in Würzburg. Since her childhood she writes short stories, poetry and screenplays. After her studies in German philology and six years of assistant director and theatre director she is working since 2016 as a freelance author. Her screenplays „And supergirls just fly“, „German Angst“ were published in 2016 at Hofmann-Paul-Verlag, „Sich übergebende Unpaarhufer“ and „Was sicher ist“ were published in 2017 at Deutscher Theater Verlag.
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.
Hazem Raad 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.
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.
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 in Beirut.
Alissar Alsaiegh was born 1996. She studies Information Technology in Damascus and works for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.
Najima El Haddad
Najima El Haddad grew up in Wiesbaden and works as a medical employee. Writing has always been a way for her to concretize her thoughts and feelings. She enjoys reciting her texts in front of other people to take them along on her journeys of thought and to be a mouthpiece for others. She was part of the "I,Slam Rhein Main" local group.
Jessica Trevisi was born in 1993 in Siegen. After her apprenticeship she started working in the retail sector. She writes poems and short stories.
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.