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20 September 2016

First Dubai Translation Conference

The Emirates Literature Foundation will host its first International Translation Conference from October 20-22 at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences. Listen to experts from the region and abroad discuss a range of topics, including choosing the right book for translation, Arabic to English, the untranslatable and teaching translators best practices.

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Festival 2017 Launch

October 19 is the day we announce which authors will be coming to the 2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Tune into our social media channels for live updates. You won’t want to miss this!

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School Librarian of the Year Award Announced

The Emirates Literature Foundation has announced a brand new award celebrating the UAE’s school librarians. The School Librarian of the Year Award will recognise the important role librarians play in shaping the next generation of readers.

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Curtis Jobling Returns to Dubai

Creator and author of Bob the BuilderFrankenstein’s Cat and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion, Curtis Jobling is back in Dubai. He will be attending schools and pupils can look forward to experiencing the wonders of animation, storytelling and illustration.

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Festival 2017 Student Competitions Now Open

Students, are you ready for another battle of the books and reciting poetry? The Readers’ Cup and Qasidah par Coeur competitions are back and we’re waiting for you to register. And don't forget to submit your entries for the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition and the Taaleem Award.

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Vote for the Festival at the What’s On Awards

We are very excited to announce that the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has been nominated in the Favourite Festival category. We hope you agree with this nomination so please vote for us. Voting closes today at 5pm

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More Children’s Reading Groups to be added

We are looking to add more Children’s Reading Groups and we would like your thoughts on where you want us to hold them. Fill out our online form today.

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2016 Arabic Language Week

We continue our mission to promote the Arabic language among the youth of Dubai with our annual Arabic Language Week. From 18-22 October, renowned Emirati and Arab authors will be visiting schools to hold sessions and workshops about the Arabic language.

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About Us

#MyReadRetreat Competition

Enter to win a Montegrappa pen!

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Upcoming Events

Festival Reading Group - English

Children's Reading Group

Festival Reading Group - Arabic

Readers' Majlis

21 SEPT 2016 (Wed)
7:30pm – 9pm

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24 SEPT 2016 (Sat)
10am - 11am

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27 SEPT 2016 (Tue)
11am – 12pm

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10 October 2016 (Mon)
10:30am – 11:30am

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