Room 304 | Townhouse Salon with Amr Ezzat

Room 304 | Townhouse Salon with Amr Ezzat

We are very pleased to invite you to an evening with writer Amr Ezzat, as part of the Townhouse Salons series. The talk will be moderated by writer and translator Nael El Toukhy

In September 2015, Townhouse hosted the first workshop on the art of long form writing, organized by 60pages ( and MiCT. The workshop brought together 27 writers, journalists, translators and bloggers to talk about stories that need to be told at this moment

Amr Ezzat’s “Room 304 or How I Hid From My Dear Father For 35 Years”, published recently by 60 pages, is a long read and a memoir on hiding and maneuvering with fathers; on fatherhood and different kinds of fathers, through religion, politics, revolution, work, writing, love and marriage.

The e-book is translated from Arabic by Yasmine Zohdi and Nora Amin
Cover Artwork by Omneia Naguib

The talk will be held in Arabic, next Saturday, 7pm at Townhouse Rawabet.

Townhouse Salons is a monthly series of informal conversations led by a writer, an artist, or a critic who is invited to curate a topic an share relevant texts with the public.

Amr Ezzat is an Egyptian writer, born in 1980. He studied engineering and philosophy at the Cairo University. He worked as an engineer, then as a journalist for Al Badeel, Al shorouk and Al Masry al-Youm. He currently works as a researcher on the religious freedoms at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), and writes for several newspapers and websites.

Nael El Toukhy is an Egyptian writer and translator, born in 1978. His most recent novel is Al-Khoroug Men Al-Bala’a (Out of the Gutter), published by Al Karma, 2018