- Location: Ibrahim Al Arrayed
- Time: 8:00pm to 9:00pm
A Moroccan poet and writer, Al-Khassar was selected in 2010 by the Hay Festival and Beirut39 as one the foremost Arab writers under the age of 40. Al-Khassar regularly participates in Arab and international literary gatherings, and his works have been translated into several languages. He earned numerous accolades over his literary career, including the Buland Al-Haidari Prize at the International Asilah Forum in 2011, as well as three grants for writing residencies in the United States.