Literary Criticism: Poetic imagery and the biography of poets

Emirati Literary Research: From composition to distribution

Stage 2 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Panel discussion and book signing in partnership with Nabati Publishing House
An engaging panel discussion on the personal experiences of publishing the research works, “Songs from Emirati Heritage” by the researcher Jame’e Al Dhanhani, and “A Dictionary of Foreign Words in the Emirati Dialect” by the researcher Soroor Khalifa Al Kaabi.

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Portrait of a Nation II and Art of the Emirates II

Stage 2 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Panel Discussion on ADMAF’s latest publications
A panel discussion introducing the latest publications by the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation to Abu Dhabi International Book Fair audiences: Portrait of a Nation II and Art of the Emirates II. The discussion will explore the significance of the two publications and their contribution to documenting the history and development of visual arts in the UAE.

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The Emirati Author: From distribution opportunities to publishing challenges

Stage 2 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Panel discussion and book signing in partnership with Nabati Publishing House
A panel discussion on the challenges and obstacles of publishing and distribution will also explore methods for supporting the publishing industry, writing, and literary research. The talk will give an in-depth look into experiences of the following Emirati authors whose books were launched through the Riwaq Al Adab Wal Kitab initiative: “From the Morning Flood” by writer Laila Mohammad Ali Muhammad Al Farsi, and “But They Are Gone” by writer Afnan Mohammad Al Hammadi.

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Arabic Literature: The relationship between history and the historian

Stage 2 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Panel discussion and book signing in partnership with the Emirates Writers Union
A talk exploring the recently launched, “The Poetic Movement in the Emirates (Al-Hira Group)” by Dr. Maryam Al-Hashemi, and “Levels of Textual Construction in Divine References to Abu Hayyan al-Tawhidi” by the writer Aysha Al Zaabi

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The Fundamentals of Story Writing for Children

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation Pavilion, Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Workshop
An introduction to story writing for children, this workshop will teach character development with a focus on stimulating the imagination and developing creative skills across all age groups. The aim of the workshop is to cultivate creative and artistic expression and talent in children through story telling.

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Emirati Literary Research: From composition to distribution

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation Pavilion, Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Panel discussion and book signing in partnership with Nabati Publishing House
An engaging panel discussion on the personal experiences of publishing the research works, “Songs from Emirati Heritage” by the researcher Jame’e Al Dhanhani, and “A Dictionary of Foreign Words in the Emirati Dialect” by the researcher Soroor Khalifa Al Kaabi.

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Book Signing in partnership with Nabati Publishing House

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation Pavilion, Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Jame’e Al Dhanhani, Suroor Khalifa Al Kaabi and Hamda Hasan Al Hamadi will sign their respective books, “Songs from Emarati Heritage,” “Dictionary of Foreign Words in the Emirati Dialect” and “Poems of Ashab Al Wahdat”.

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Literary Criticism: Poetic imagery and the biography of poets

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation Pavilion, Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Panel Discussion
A panel discussion on the role of literary criticism in celebrating poetry as “the diwan of Arabs”— a record of their lives and their exploits. The panel will highlight the role of Emirati and Arab poets in reviving and continuing the legacy of Arab poetry as a home for science, a home for thought, and a haven for the soul.

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Literary Criticism: Image of the Leader

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation Pavilion, Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Panel discussion and book signing in partnership with Emirates Writers Union
A critical discussion which sheds light on the symbolism of the leader’s image within the context of literary criticism, through a discussion of the books “The Image of the Leader in Literary Texts” by Asma Al Kalbani and “Leadership Styles in Literature” by Dr. Aisha Al Ghais.

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Ahmed Rashid Thani: “To Calm Down the Night”, Readings and Testimonies

Stage 2 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Panel discussion and book signing in partnership with Nabati Publishing House
A panel discussion celebrating the late great Emirati poet Ahmed Rashid Thani, exploring his poetic experience in the context of contemporary critical readings, and his inspiring role as one of the most important pioneers of prose poem in the UAE.

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The Fundamentals of Creative Writing

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation Pavilion, Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Workshop
The workshop aims to introduce literary doctrines and their characteristics, forms of creative expression, and the various techniques used to produce literary work including the short—and very short—story, narratives, poems and more. The workshop also seeks to raise awareness about the beauty of the Arabic language and the importance of self-expression through writing.

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