About us

Maria Tramountani

Maria Tramountani

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 refugee worker. Her texts and poems were already published in various anthologies.

Marwa Melhem

Marwa Melhem

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.

Steffen Gärtner

Steffen Gärtner

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.

Farah Alnihawi

Farah Alnihawi

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.

Cansev Duru

Cansev Duru

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.

Leen Mhanna

Leen Mhanna

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.

Funda Doğhan

Funda Doğhan

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.

Aya Alnamly

Aya Alnamly

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.

Scarlett Rybarczyk

Scarlett Rybarczyk

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.

Mohamad Darwish

Mohamad Darwish

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.

Sonja Weichand

Sonja Weichand

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.

Faten El-Dabbas

Faten El-Dabbas

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

Usama Morzak

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

Renard Yearby

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".

Janina Weser

Janina Weser

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.

Mohammad Haj Hussein

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.

Nena Tramountani

Nena Tramountani

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

Hazem Raad

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.

Jessica Trevisi

Jessica Trevisi

Jessica Trevisi was born in 1993 in Siegen. After her apprenticeship she started working in the retail sector. She writes poems and short stories.

Sadri Okumuş

Sadri Okumuş

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

Waleed Barkasiyeh

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.