Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Calling all bookworms, wordsmiths and misanthropic poets

Date 28 February 2018 To 09 March 2018
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Things to do in Dubai in March
Calling all bookworms, wordsmiths and misanthropic poets. Put down your literature and put the social anxiety aside to mix with some like-minded folk at this landmark event. For the first time ever, Dubai Opera will host world-class poets for a spoken word event as part of the tenth annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. For the Love of Words will see some of the world’s finest literary talents from the UAE and the UK come together to perform their much-loved works. The ten-day event will take place at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City and will include a one-off event at the opera house on Tuesday March 6. Dubai poet Khalid AlBudoor, multi-award-winning British poet, playwright and novelist Simon Armitage, Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy – the first female Poet Laurette – the legendary British poet, presenter and children’s author Roger McGough, children’s author Jaqueline Wilson and comic-turned-author David Walliams will all take to the stage. In addition to the authors, you’ll also get to hear from Saroo Brierley, whose real-life story was told in the Oscar-nominated movie Lion.
From Dhs50. Mar 1-10. InterContinental Dubai Festival City. Dubai Opera performance from Dhs75. Mar 6, 2018. Dubai Opera.

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