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23 November 2016

New Festival 2017 Authors Added

The excitement continues as we release more new authors for the 2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Adnan Alaoda will be a first time guest, along with Carmine Gallo, while Festival favourite Noura al Noman returns to talk about science-fiction and fantasy fiction.

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Storytelling At The Top, Burj Khalifa!

Win a chance to bring your class and teacher for #StoryTellingAtTheTop. Share a picture of your favourite book on Facebook or Instagram using #StoryTellingAtTheTop, tag @ELFDubai @atthetopburjkhalifa and complete the statement ‘I want to read my favourite book At The Top because _______________’

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Become a Festival Champion

This year, we are looking for Teacher/Librarian, Parent and Student Festival Champions to spread the word about the fantastic events and authors coming to the Festival in March 2017.

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The Recipe for Happiness

You are invited to an enchanting evening of storytelling through performance and theatre. Delve into the secrets of finding happiness with Italian performers Paola Balbi and Martina Pisciali.

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So You Want to be a Writer?

Would you like to follow in the footsteps of previous winners of the Montegrappa Writing Prize? Join Thalia Suzama for an inspiring workshop on how to maximise your entry.

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All About That Blog

Join travel and style blogger Sara Hamdan to learn how to start a blog and more importantly, how to keep it going!

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#MyWritingRetreat Competition

Enter to win a Montegrappa pen! Post a photo of your favourite writing corner and you could win.

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School Librarian of the Year Award

Enter your nomination for UAE’s best school librarian to recognise the unsung heroes of the literary world. Submission deadline is January 19.

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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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Join Foundation Friends

Sign up as a Foundation Friend and enjoy discounts, priority seating and exclusive benefits at select Foundation events and the Festival.

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Favourite Festival at What’s On Awards 2016

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature was declared the Favourite Festival of Dubai at the What’s On Awards 2016. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us!

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Upcoming Events

Children's Reading Group

Festival Reading Group – Arabic

Readers' Majlis

Festival Reading Group - English

26 NOV 2016 (Sat)
10am – 11am

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29 NOV 2016 (Tue)
11am – 12pm

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5 DEC 2016 (Mon)
10:30am – 11:30am

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7 DEC 2016 (Wed)
7:30pm – 9pm

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