This year’s literature festival features 180 authors from 50 countries
1 March 2018| Last updated on 5 March 2018
The Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature is back for their tenth year of celebrating all things literature. This year is bigger than previous years and even marked the official launch of the festival’s commemorative 10th anniversary book, “For the Love of Words” .
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance, delivered the opening address which was followed by a multi-cultural shadow-dancers, pearl diver aerialists and traditional Emirati sea-faring singers while some of the authors’ recited parts of their work. The ceremony honoured the history of the Festival and its home, Dubai.
Here are one of our favourite poets from the literature festival, Harry Baker, who performed a poem of his that was featured on TED Talks, called “Paper People”:
The literature festival featuring both local and international authors and poets is being held at the Cultural and Scientific Association, Al Mamzar from Thursday, March 1st till Saturday, March 10th 2018. There will be numerous sessions available throughout the 10 days of the festival with a number of the featured authors and poets.
This year there are 180 authors from 50 countries who will be participating in the festival. Whether you are an aspiring writer or just a lover of literature then you will love this year's Litterature Fest! Meet some of your favourite authors and explore new and upcoming authors. Or maybe just bring a friend along to introduce them to the amazing world of adventure and knowledge that awaits them in the world of litterature.