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24 May 2017

Inaugural Media Awards Winners Declared

The winners of the first Media Awards were declared at an intimate gathering at the home of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City.

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And the #DubaiLitFest 2018 Theme is…

 #DubaiLitFest celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018, and the theme for the Festival is fittingly ‘Memories’. Take a trip down memory lane with highlights of the Festivals gone by. 

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Montegrappa Writing Prize Pre-Registration Opens in One Week

Get your creative thinking caps on! Pre-registration for the Montegrappa Writing Prize opens in one week. Sign up so that you can be the first to know when the competition is open for entries.

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Sofitel Literary Escapes with Sophie Hannah

The Emirates Literature Foundation welcomed crime writer and latest Hercule Poirot novelist, Sophie Hannah, to Dubai recently for a creative writing course, a writing consultation and a talk about her poetry and Agatha Christie.

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Children’s Reading Group

Exciting news for young readers. The Children’s Reading Group returns in September for a brand new season of books. And now, the group is divided into two age groups!

The CRG is open for readers between the ages of 9-11 and ages 12+. Both sessions will take place on the same day. Register your interest in being part of the group today.

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Taaleem Award 2018 Now Open

The Taaleem Award for poetry is now open for submissions. Send in your 32-line poem on the theme ‘Memories’.

Deadline: 16 November 2017
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Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition 2018

Enter your submission for the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition today. The theme is ‘Memories’.

Deadline: 16 November 2017
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Readers' Majlis

19 JUN 2017 (Wed)
7:30pm – 9:00pm

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23 SEPT 2017 (Sat)
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25 JUL 2017 (Tue)
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