Dima Hilal is a poet and writer, born in Beirut and raised in California, where she studied at the University of California at Berkeley .
Her work has appeared in various publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Orion literary journal, Aramco, The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology, edited by Nathalie Handal (Interlink Books, 2001) and Scheherazade's Legacy: Arab and Arab American Women on Writing, edited by Susan Muaddi Darraj (Praeger, 2004).
Her numerous readings include radio appearances on KPFA, KXLU and KPFK. She has been featured at the Beyond Baroque Cultural Center, World Stage, Levantine Cultural Center, Autry Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has been invited to lecture and read at venues such as UC Berkeley, the Association of Writers and Writing Program's Annual Conferences and the Alexandria Library in Egypt.
Last year, her libretto, Raheel, was a finalist in the Oakland East Bay Symphony's Words and Music Project.
Hilal currently resides in Dana Point, California where she is working on a collection of poetry.
If you are interested in contacting her or inviting her to read or lecture, you can write her here.