Event 9th Emirates International Festival of Literature
Start Date : Friday, March 3, 2017
End Date : Saturday, March 11, 2017
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, Festival City, Dubai

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word. In 2017, the Festival will return for the ninth year, bringing more than 150 authors – from bestselling international names to emerging talent – to Dubai for 10 action-packed days of literary activity.

 

New for the 2017 Festival is the Creative Writing Course with Patrick Gale, Sue Moorcroft, Tamsyn Murray and Fatima Sharafeddine, and the first Dubai International Publishing Conference, held in association with The Executive Council of Dubai.

 

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is a not-for-profit event supported by sponsorship and the voluntary efforts of Dubai’s reading community. The aim of the Festival is to bring people of all ages together with authors from across the world to promote education, debate and reading.

 

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s strong educational remit includes Education Days consisting of author-led workshops and sessions dedicated to improving literacy among Arabic speakers by encouraging reading in children.

 

The Festival has won numerous awards, including Best Festival at the Middle East Event Awards from 2013-2015, Best Family Friendly Day Out Award at the Time Out Kids Awards 2016 and Favourite Festival at the What’s On Awards 2016.

 

For information and updates about the Festival, visit the website: www.emirateslitfest.com and follow the Festival on social media via #DubaiLitFest.

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