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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature goes digital!

by DubaiCity Author

Live panel discussions with famous names such as Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Sir Chris Bonington can be attended. All those who have been missing out on all the talks from literary heroes at the 12th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature can join in!

Emirates Lit Fest 2020 has now launched a digital platform, offering a limited series of panel talks from famed adventurers and artists, along with book recommendations and more.

The series has commenced with a live panel discussion with two world-famous adventurers, explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington, which you can be seen. Along with a number of sessions lined up for next few weeks. Literary names including Jane Goodall, Jo Nesbo, Tayari Jones, Fatima Bhutto, Jokha Alharthi and more are invited. Along with the limited series, there the Lit Fest will also offer book recommendations and curated list of resources for literary entertainment, education and self-improvement for adults and kids.

The Emirates Literature Foundation, home of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, launches its digital content to the world this week, featuring a limited series of panel discussions from the 2020 edition of the Festival. Tuesday, 7 April, the public can log on to see two of the world’s greatest living adventurers. This is the start of the series of panels, with one new session recording released each week.

During this period of social distancing, the Foundation is publishing a limited series of filmed panels from this year’s festival, as well as book recommendations, and a curated list of resources for literary entertainment, education and self-improvement across their digital platforms. This includes reading lists and other resources for children of all ages.

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It is the flagship event of the Emirates Literature Foundation and brings together multicultural audiences with leading international and local literary talent, promoting literature, education, debate, and above all, the love of reading.

To view the sessions and to keep updated of all the latest content, subscribe to www.facebook.com/emirateslitfest/ channel, follow EmiratesLitFest on social media and log on to the website – www.elfdubai.org

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