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Emirates Literature Foundation

If you’re scratching your head, thinking where the past month has been, you are not alone! Time is zooming past us and summer is quickly creeping up on us so whether you’re at home or escaping for a staycation, we have some things you can do with your time!

Literary Conversations Across Borders

Don’t miss this groundbreaking digital series of conversations with Emiratis and writers, poets and experts from all over the word 


Emotional Rescue – poetry, a powerful panacea for the pandemic 

Saturday 20 June 2020 at 19:30 UAE (+4 GMT)

Expect exceptional performances from Lemn Sissay, Afra Atiq and Carlos Andrés Gómez 


Reporting the Stories in Changed, Strange Times

Thursday 2 July 2020 at 19:30 UAE (+4 GMT) 

The way reporters get their story has change dramatically in the last decade. Has the impact of twitter rewritten all the rules? With award winning Sunday Times journalist Christina Lamb and Sultan Al Qassemi political commentator


Don’t miss the chance to see the previous discussions here.

How To Own The Zoom

How to own the zoom - polish up your online presentations

Monday 29 June 2020 
Time: 13:00 UAE
Free event - open to all – registration required 

We’re often shown how to ‘own the room’ when giving presentations. But now we have had to adapt to virtual meetings, many of us are lost in this new world. We show that anyone can ‘own the zoom’ with our panel of industry experts.
Mitch Albom on ICE

An Interview with Author of Tuesday’s with Morrie

It’s been only a few months since the EmiratesLitFest but we are missing all of our wonderful authors - so to relive the moment, we’ve uploaded some of the fantastic interviews from when they were here in February. One of our favourites is Mitch Albom, author of the best-selling memoir Tuesdays with Morrie, which was broadcast on Emirates ICE. Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Boundless Book Club

The Boundless Book Club

In case you missed the news, we have our very own podcast called The Boundless Book Club. Full of literary discussion and bookish recommendations, we guarantee your TBR list will be out of control soon. It’s available to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast and YouTube! Join in the discussion (your family might give you strange looks for talking to yourself) and subscribe for more.

When We Say ‘More’, You Say ‘Books’!

To add to that that growing pile of books in your home, we have once again partnered with Magrudy’s to bring you the perfect summer time reads. Make sure you have one, two or more whilst sitting outside in your garden, the balcony, or by your pool. Until 31 June, Magrudy’s is offering an exclusive 30% on a selection of non-fiction and fiction books with the code ELFJN20.