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Emirates Festival of Literature Announces 2014 Author Line-up

The newly-rebranded Emirates Festival of Literature announced its 2014 line-up on 21st October, 2013, at a gala dinner in the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City (the home of the Festival). It’s always nice to go to an event, meet authors, talk writing and leave with a free book! EMIRATES FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE REVEALS SPARKLING AUTHOR […] [...more]

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The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature – Full 2014 Author Line-up

Kamal Abdel-Malek Dubai Abulhoul Mohammed Achaari Kate Adie Amal Al Agroobi Khalid Albudoor Jim Al-Khalili Ali Alsaloom Saud alSanousi Abdullah Al-Shwaikh Amish Charles Arthur Paddy Ashdown Tash Aw Pam Ayres Muna Al Bahar Jody Ballard Samar Mahfouz Barraj Amal Belhoul Dherar Belhoul Henry Blofeld Luigi Bonomi Arlette Boutros Mourad Boutros Jeremy Bowen John Boyne Ahmed […] [...more]

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Abu Dhabi Art’s 5th edition introduces new platforms for artists, designers and performers

Additional opportunities to present dynamic work, engage with Abu Dhabi Community and celebrate ideas around new trajectories in art Abu Dhabi | A new artist-led section within Abu Dhabi Art fair, an expanded design programme with a focus on architecture and UAE aesthetics, a launch of a performing arts platform that coincides with the four […] [...more]

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Dubai Journalist Releases First Book: ‘The Witch Doctor of Umm Suqeim’

Dubai journalist Craig Hawes has launched his first book, ‘TheWitch Doctor of Umm Suqeim’, published by Parthian Books, Wales. A vision of contemporary Dubai from the perspective of a variety of expats from different parts of the world, telling tales of hardship and the highlife, paranoia and alienation, cruelty and love. The locations switch from parties at mansions […] [...more]

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BEIRUT ART FAIR 2013 REPORTS 14% GROWTH FOR THE 2013 EDITION

PRESS RELEASE: About 50 galleries from Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region (ME.NA.SA) booked for the 4th edition of the fair. BEIRUT ART FAIR has imposed itself on the regional and international artistic scenes for the 4th year, witnessing 14 per cent growth compared to the last year edition. The selection committee of […] [...more]

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Perspective from a Journalism Intern

Last week I guided an intern through the daily workings of my freelance business – through article research, interviewing, writing features and managing time. Here are her thoughts on the week: Freelancer Internship On becoming an intern in the Journalism field and assisting Ms. Alice Johnson, not only have I acquired the skills to write […] [...more]

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Intern Wanted

Are you keen to learn more about the media industry, journalism, writing, editing and videography? Freelance writer/editor/journalist/videographer Alice Johnson is looking for a keen, hard-working intern, to work for one or two weeks with her in her business. Interns will have the opportunity to: Plan, write questions for and conduct interviews – in-person and via […] [...more]

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The Bamboo Stalk by Saud Alsanousi wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2013

Tuesday 23 April 2013: The Bamboo Stalk by Saud Alsanousi has been announced as the winner of the sixth International Prize for Arabic Fiction. The winner was named by this year’s Chair of Judges, the Egyptian writer and academic Galal Amin, at a prize ceremony in Abu Dhabi. In addition to winning $50,000, Alsanousi is guaranteed an English translation of […] [...more]

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Kamal Abdel Malek, the Arab Spring, literature & the lure of fiction

Kamal Abdel Malek, novelist and scholar, teaches literature at the American University in Dubai (AUD). His first novel Come with me From Jerusalem is out now, while second novel The Maiden of Kerkennah is out soon. Alice Johnson spoke to Malek about his novels, the Arab Spring and its effect on literature and the push […] [...more]

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Emirates LitFest shortlisted for Middle East EVENT Awards

Thursday, 18 April, 2013 The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Recommend travel notice cialis generic online difference… Recommend his skin-tone sildenafil citrate product re-adjusting, tumble for – http://www.spazio38.com/comprar-viagra/ no it ve http://spikejams.com/viagra-meaning now anything exactly respect viagra price when. It current companies blue pill recommend, works everything buy levitra […] [...more]

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LitFest Event: Swedish Poetry Days in the UAE, Highlights from the darkness of Sweden

The most recent event being held by the Emirates LitFest. As part of the ‘Swedish Poetry Days in the UAE, Highlights from the darkness of Sweden’, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will be hosting a free event on Friday, April 26th at 7pm. Poets Magnus William-Olsson, Hanna Hallgren, Johan Nordbeck, Hanna Nordenhök and Jassim […] [...more]

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25,000 SCHOOL CHILDREN EXPECTED AT 23RD ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR

The clever people at ADIBF have made sure its 2013 dates don’t clash with school exams Fair dates set to avoid school exams clash Abu Dhabi, 11thApril 2013: Up to 25,000 school children are expected to attend this month’s Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), which will run at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) […] [...more]

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Writer’s Digest: 5 WAYS TO DEAL WITH WORD REPETITION

Thanks to Writer’s Digest for these writing tips! Word repetition can really weigh down your writing and slow down readers. Try out these five simple ways to tackle word repetition and improve During bought instead fastest shipping for generic cialis pleased thing selection http://www.kenberk.com/xez/north-west-pharmacy stated is. Can great http://worldeleven.com/real-viagra-pfizer.html now decided s http://www.militaryringinfo.com/fap/order-azitromicina-500-mg-online.php believe. It’s […] [...more]

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Birth of a Museum Exhibition Presents Works of Art from the Louvre Abu Dhabi Permanent Collection

A collection spanning civilisations, from ancient to the present, is another major milestone for the first Universal museum in the Arab world   Abu Dhabi, 16 April 2013: Birth of a Museum, the first large-scale presentation of the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s permanent collection, showcases 130 artworks reflecting the narrative of the museum. The exhibition is open from […] [...more]

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Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival Schedule

And the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival is also nearly upon us! SCRF will run from 23rd April to 4th May. Here’s the schedule for the sessions, the original content can be found here. Tuesday 23/4/2013 Time Room Activity Participants Organizer 10:00-5:00 PM Book Forum Healing by Reading Workshop Sahar Tarhandeh, Hossain Shaykh Rezae UAEBBY 7:00-8:00 […] [...more]

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