May 11-15th, 2008, an International Writers Festival takes place at the leading cultural centre Mishkenot Sha'ananim in Jerusalem, with renowned writers from Israel and abroad in attendance, participating in an array of events. The festival will be a fascinating venue for encounters between the comic book and prose books, between prose writers and comic writers. Rutu Modan will be exhibiting 40 pages of artwork from the first chapter of Exit Wounds in the Dwek gallery at Mishkenot Sha'ananim as part of the festival. The centre’s programme department has initiated and conducted cultural activities in diverse spheres -- from art and architecture, design and music, to literature and poetry. It holds conferences festivals, seminars, workshops and encounters with renowned creators, scholars and artists from the cultural and intellectual spheres in Israel and from abroad.