‘Children’s rights and safety’ was the subject of the 2019 edition of ‘Books Made in UAE’. Fatima Sharafeddine, an award-winning author of books for children and young adults, conducted the workshop.
She doesn't shy away from addressing the big issues, she said, but she wants to place the individual at the heart of her social commentary.
These department heads can receive a "skill allowance" of up to 10 percent of their salary for reading a book from a list of 165 and writing a report.
"She also invited conference members to discuss this essential matter with sufficient tolerance and flexibility, balancing the sanctity of freedom of publishing with the required respect for each nation's culture and unique nature."
"The festival is now set for March 1 to 12."
"I’m for human and architectural progress, and not looking at the past with excess consecration or romanticization."
“We are hoping to extend the love of literature throughout the year, because the festival is happening only in March and it’s compressed in that one week. There was definitely the need to expand beyond that."
Last Monday, the Emirates Literature Foundation launched the Dubai International Writers’ Centre (DIWC) to "support aspiring writers and host inspiring literary events."
The 33rd annual Sharjah International Book Fair opened yesterday with the announcement of the winners of the highly anticipated Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children's Literatre in several categories, but other awards as well.
The Emirates is growing an ever-expanding list of literary events, from the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to the Emirates LitFest in Dubai to the upcoming Sharjah International Book Fair. The rapidly expanding Al Ain Reads Book Show just wrapped up its sixth edition yesterday. While it isn't an international event, it is attempting to … Continue reading Sights and Reports from Another Booming Book Event in the Emirates: ‘Al Ain Reads’
At the beginning of next month (March 4-8), the sixth annual Emirates LitFest will open with more than a hundred writers from more than twenty countries.
Wednesday morning, at the opening of the Sharjah International Book Fair, the Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children's Literature handed out prizes in five categories, including one for the YA Book of the Year. Five excellent titles had made the shortlist; the prize went to Noura Al Noman's SF Ajwan.