Booksurfing Facilitated by Raz Spector, Founder Two workshops were held during the conference; one on cities, the other on dialogue. Booksurfing is a format for facilitating encounters between a small group of unacquainted text-lovers. The sessiona��s topic is selected in advance, and each participant brings a short text to the surf. Raz says, a�?Ita��s called Booksurfing, and ita��s an Israeli invention. Eightstrangers meet to share and discuss short texts. Why? Ita��s more than a literary project; ita��s about the social and cultural ties between strangers, a remedy for the ills of urban alienation.a�? Participants can bring any sort of text, which they share with the group. The discussion that ensues is loosely facilitated by the surfa��s host.