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
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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