Expanding the Emirates Lit Festival Throughout the Year


The Emirates is expanding its interest in books and writing yet further with the establishment of the Dubai International Writers’ Centre. Mohga Hassib visited:

By Mohga Hassib

Photo credit: Mohga Hassib. The new Dubai International Writers’ Centre. Photo credit: Mohga Hassib.

The Emirates Literature Festival, which takes place in Dubai each March, has just gone “year-round” with the opening of the Dubai International Writers’ Centre (DIWC) late last year.

The festival, now in its seventh year, will take place this year from March 3 to 7 with a “Wonderland” theme. Festival-goers are meant to lose themselves into the different characters and places in the worlds of books. The festival will offer an array of family-focused events, catering to both adults and children. It will host international writers who will deliver talks and conduct workshops in mostly dual Arabic-English sessions.

The new centre will also balance Arabic and English events.

“Our aim is always to keep equal…

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