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Chevron Readers’ Cup, Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition and Montegrappa Letter Writing Competition winners honoured at special ceremony. The Emirates LitFest celebrates Month of Reading with awards for talented…

Virtual and live sessions staged over three venues and a digital Student Edition attracted thousands of culture vultures. The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (29 January-13 February) is celebrating a…

In celebration of the Month of Reading, the Emirates Literature Foundation has launched a reading challenge open to everyone in the UAE. There are two categories, individual and family, and…

Dubai, UAE, Feb 9 2021: The final weekend of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature kicks off at Alserkal Avenue, a vibrant cultural district in the Al Quoz industrial area…

Prestigious competition for new novelists paves the way for publishing success. Dubai, 4 February 2021: The winner of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s prestigious competition for unpublished novelists has…

Gives access to a minimum of ten live-streamed sessions Dubai, UAE, January 2021: A digital ticket giving access to a minimum of ten fantastic livestreamed festival sessions at the Emirates…

More top names announced  Highlights include Malala, Elif Shafak, Amin Maalouf, and Lemn Sissay  Dubai, UAE, 13 January 2021: Tickets are on sale from 12:00 tomorrow, Thursday 14 January for…

Impressive programme includes literary greats Elif Shafak, Amin Maalouf, and Lemn Sissay Festival returns with exciting mix of live and virtual sessions Dubai, UAE, 29 December 2020: Nobel prize winner…

UAE, December 2020: The Emirates Literature Foundation, together with Google, has launched a new initiative that will vastly increase the presence and visibility of Arab authors online, ahead of World…

Festival will run from 29 January to 13 February 2021 under the theme ‘Change the Story.’ Event to feature mix of talks, workshops, performances, food, film and books of all…

Creative writing courses enables inmates to engage with literature and have their voices heard Dubai, November 2020: The second year of the Emirates Literature Foundation’s ground–breaking project ‘From The Inside…

Nominations will now close on 14 March 2021 Award recognises exceptional librarians who make an impact in  their schools Dubai, October  2020:  The deadline for nominations for the prestigious annual…

Discussion on ‘New World Order’ will be part of the Bookfest Digital programme Dubai, October 2020: A specially commissioned digital event featuring author and diplomat Omar Saif Ghobash and historian…

Dubai, UAE, October 2020: The Emirates Literature Foundation’s new podcast, the Boundless Book Club, has today released a special episode featuring Avni Doshi, one of the authors shortlisted for the…

Competition has already opened path to publishing deals for nine debut novelists Dubai, September 2020: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s writing competition for unpublished authors has now opened for…

Dubai, September 2020:  The fine art of letter writing is to be celebrated by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and Montegrappa, Italy’s oldest manufacturer of hand-crafted writing instruments, in a…

Award promotes librarians’ exceptional impact in encouraging reading in their schools The fifth consecutive year of collebration between Emirates Literature Foundation and The Executive Council of Dubai highlights the importance…

The Emirates Literature Foundation and the Ministry of Tolerance today announced the culmination of a joint project leading to Emirati authors and illustrators producing a series of thirty, beautiful children’s…

Dubai, 11 December 2019: TheEmirates Airline Festival of Literature and Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) today announced the signing of an expanded sponsorship agreement for the 2020 Festival, which covers…

Dubai, 29 September 2019: The Board of Trustees of the Emirates Literature Foundation was delighted to attend the signing ceremony for an agreement signalling a new chapter of the Foundation’s…

Dubai, 5 February 2020: The winners of the School Librarian of the Year Awards 2020 were announced at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, which will run until Febraury 9th. …

6 October 2019 Official signing ceremony cements strong partnership and shared ambitions for a sustainable future Emirates Literature Foundation and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced today the signing…

Dubai 25 June 2019: HH Sheikha Hissa Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum to be region’s Goodwill Ambassador Emirates Literature Foundation appointed as consultants The Voices of Future Generations (VOFG) programme,…

Dubai 1 July 2019: The Emirates Literature Foundation has teamed up with the creative writing school of major UK literary agency Curtis Brown to bring bestselling author Laura Barnett (The…

Dubai, 6 March 2019: Outstanding individuals honoured for pivotal role in engaging students with literature The winners of the School Librarian of the Year Awards 2019 were announced today at…

Dubai September 2018: Naturalist David Attenborough, novelist Kate Atkinson and historian Mary Beard will be appearing live in Dubai from The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival on…

Dubai, September 2018: An evening of Emirati poetry is to be featured at this year’s London Literature Festival, the first time that the art form has been included in the…

Dubai, September 2018: The annual School Librarian of the Year Award has opened for nominations. Now in its third year, the Award champions the important role that school librarians have…

Annual Literary Event Concludes Most Successful Edition with Sold-Out Session Dubai, 10 March, 2018: Following ten days of literary celebrations, the 10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature concluded on a…

10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Rewards Student Writers Dubai, 10 March 2018: The winners of the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition were honoured at the 10th Emirates Airline…

Another Triumphant Year for the Chevron Readers’ Cup Concludes Dubai, 8 March 2018: Winners of the UAE’s annual book battle, the Chevron Readers’ Cup, were declared at the Emirates Airline…

Dubai, 7 March 2018: The annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature poetry performance competition concluded today following an intense final round of the Emirates NBD Poetry for All competition. Winners…

‘For the Love of Words’ Celebrates Resurgence of Verse Dubai, 6 March, 2018: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature held its landmark event, For the Love of Words, at Dubai Opera today….

Organized by The General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai and Emirates Literature Foundation Dubai, 5 March, 2018: The winners of the Second annual School Librarian of the Year…

Annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Competition Winners Declared Dubai, 3 March 2018: Young poets were commended for their writing at the Taaleem Award for poetry prize giving ceremony held during…

Winners of Annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Writing Competition Announced Dubai, 3 March 2018: Five aspiring writers from the GCC were recognised at the annual Montegrappa Writing Prize award ceremony,…

Dubai, 3 March 2018: The wait is finally over as the winners of the third annual Costa Debate were awarded at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Participants of the competition…

180 Authors from 50 Nations Attend Annual Literary Extravaganza in Dubai Dubai, 1 March 2018: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature began its 10th anniversary celebrations today with a spectacular opening event…

Dubai, 19 February, 2018: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, one of the Arab World’s most beloved literary events, will be commemorating its 10th anniversary with the publication of a…

Dubai, 30 January 2018: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the Arab World’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, and Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC), the…

Competition to include non-competitive performance category for students of determination Dubai, 28 January 2018: Organisers of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature are delighted to announce that Emirates NBD, a…

More than 200 Literary Sessions to Take Place in March Dubai, 15 January 2018: The complete programme of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is now on sale! Following the…

Dubai, 10 January 2018: Festival enthusiasts, mark the date in your calendars! Organisers of the region’s biggest literary event have announced that tickets will go on sale to the general…

Author Ian McEwan’s Modern Classic Makes MENA Film Premiere at DIFF Dubai, 4 December 2017: Following two successful instalments of Great Adaptations, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and Dubai…

Dubai, 26 November 2017: Following unprecedented demand, tickets for five more sessions for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature children’s programme (1-10 March 2018) have now been released for sale….

Second Consecutive Win Announced at What’s On Awards Dubai 2017 Dubai, 9 November 2017: Reigning champions Emirates Airline Festival of Literature held onto the title of Dubai’s Favourite Festival at…

Emirates Literature Foundation Concludes Fifth Annual Arabic Language Week Dubai, 25 October, 2017: The Emirates Literature Foundation, in association with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), conducted the fifth…

Dubai, 23 October 2017: The UAE’s annual celebration of the written and spoken word, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, has announced its strongest ever line-up for its 10th anniversary event, which…

Annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Writing Competition Returns Dubai, 10 October 2017: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is pleased to announce the highly successful Montegrappa Writing Prize is…

Books Back in the Limelight as Annual Chevron Readers’ Cup Returns Dubai, 4 October 2017: Students once again have the chance to display their reading skills with the launch of…

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