The best readings this weekend are happening at the Arab Festival at Seattle Center.

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Rabih Alameddine

At 4 p.m. on Saturday, featured novelist Rabih Alameddine reads from The Hakawati , the story of Osama al-Kharrat's return to Beirut where he visits his dying father. It's received numerous glowing reviews , including a starred review from Publisher's Weekly.

At 11 a.m. Sunday, Alia Yunis presents her debut novel, The Night Counter, about a dysfunctional Middle Eastern family.

See the full schedule here.