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21 December 2016

Festival 2017 Programme Now Live!

The programme for the ninth Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is now available online. Browse more than 200 sessions and create your wishlist.

Mark your calendars for tickets going on sale:
Foundation Friends – 9 January 2017
General Public – 16 January 2017

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Dubai International Publishing Conference

If you are interested in publishing, the Dubai International Publishing Conference offers fresh ideas, lively debate and the opportunity to hear from world-class experts from all sectors of the publishing industry.

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Costa Debate

While you sit comfortably drinking your coffee, write a convincing argument for the Costa Debate. Back by popular demand, tell us in 300 words what kind of coffee you enjoy - Hot or Cold. Deadline is 15 February, 2017.

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School Librarian of the Year Award – Deadline Extended!

Who is the best school librarian in the UAE? Find out by entering your nomination for the School Librarian of the Year Award. The nomination deadline has been extended to January 19.

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Emirates Literature Foundation Reading Survey

The Emirates Literature Foundation has launched its first reading survey to assess the reading habits of the UAE. Participate today for a chance to win Freedom Passes to the 2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.

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UAE Pioneers Award 2016

Emirates Literature Foundation was recognised for its Year of Reading initiatives by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minster of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai at the UAE Pioneers Award 2016. The Foundation was awarded Best Non-Governmental Organisation promoting reading initiatives.

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Become a Festival Champion

Become a Teacher/Librarian, Parent or Student Festival Champion to spread the word about the fantastic events and authors coming to the Festival in March 2017.

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Qasidah par Coeur

Enter your school team for the Qasidah Par Coeur performance poetry competition. Deadline is January 19, 2017.

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The Best Gift for the Festive Season

Gift a reader a Foundation Friends membership so that they can enjoy discounts, priority seating and exclusive benefits at select Foundation events and the Festival.

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Upcoming Events

Festival Reading Group - Arabic

Readers' Majlis

Festival Reading Group - English

Children's Reading Group

27 DEC 2016 (Tue)
11am – 12pm

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9 JAN 2017 (Mon)
10:30am – 11:30am

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11 JAN 2017 (Wed)
7:30pm – 9pm

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21 JAN 2017 (Sat)
10am – 11am

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