Emirati authors will be taking centre stage at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature during ‘Spotlight on Emirati Talent’ day. Supported by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, the dedicated stand on Feb.4 will feature sessions in Arabic on publishing, translation, cinematography, and more.
An exceptional book featuring a collection of stories written entirely by the young winners of the first Voices of Future Generations competition for the Middle East Region was launched at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature on Saturday.
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, one of the cultural highlights of the year, begins on Friday with an exceptional line-up featuring Nobel prize-winner Malala Yousafzai, Elif Shafak, Amin Maalouf and Lemn Sissay.
Perhaps no other literature festival promises to be as intellectually stimulating and culturally entertaining as the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai.
An “accidental writer” believes the love for reading would make one treasure the craft of writing. She also believes that the love for writing entails a huge responsibility. That “accidental writer” is Dubai resident Danabelle Gutierrez who prefers to be called a writer more than a poet. “When you say poet, somebody has to call you that because I believe that is earned. I believe I am a writer.”
Proper communication is a way to change the world—make it a better place—believes a 13-year-old who sees herself as a change-maker.
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will return for its 12th edition with new dates and a fresh format. Set to take place in Dubai from Feb.4-9, 2020, the homegrown festival is the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together with authors from around the world to promote the love of reading, writing and great conversation.
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, which takes place in Dubai from Feb.4-9, 2020, will feature a sizzling programme to entertain, inspire and shine a light on the world’s most pressing issues.
In celebration of Universal Children’s Day, Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has revealed a programme of authors and sessions that help children make sense of the world and their place in it, with wide-reaching topics covering everything from saving the planet to coping with anxiety.
Oratory and performance skills were on display at the grand finals of the Emirates NBD Poetry for All competition, which marked opening of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature on Tuesday. The poetry performances culminated the competition which showcased individual interpretations of favourite poems, and paid homage to the time-honoured Emirati tradition of poetry recital.