Dubai: Emirates Literature Festival dates, theme announced for next year
Sessions will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City and the recently inaugurated Mohammed Bin Rashid Library
Emirates Literature Foundation official website
Published: Mon 10 Oct 2022, 11:39 AM
The 15th edition of Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will run from February 1 to February 6, 2023, the Emirates Literature Foundation announced today.
The festival will return to the Dubai Creek neighbourhood, and sessions will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library. A special opening night event will take place at the Caravanserai desert camp.
Isobel Abulhoul, CEO and Trustee of Emirates Literature Foundation, says, "A huge part of our success can be attributed to the connections we have made over the years and the community we have created."
The theme for the Emirates LitFest 2023 has been announced as well. It will be 'Old Friends', a theme "perfect for our anniversary edition," according to Ahlam Bolooki, festival director.
"A symbolic tribute to our old friends, our loyal friends, the books that have kept us company in good times and bad times. And a gesture of gratitude to our sponsors, partners, authors, and volunteers for their unwavering support," says Bolooki.
The speaker line-up will be the biggest yet, she adds, and will feature "unique workshops and special events."
The speakers will be revealed on November 14 at an invitation-only launch event at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.