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Dubai Women Establishment to host ‘shifting perceptions’ TEDx Talk event in collaboration with TEDxDubai

In support of UAE Innovation Week   Third TEDxDubai Salon to provide an evening of TEDx Talks, attendee participation and live interaction—showcasing thought-provoking speakers and talks from the TED platform. Shamsa Saleh: The TEDxDubai Salon event will highlight and showcase Emirati and local talents, and provide an opportunity to encourage the youth to instil a spirit of innovation and creativity …

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Authors and the Role of Critics

Authors and the Role of Critics Discussed at Sharjah International Book Fair Friendship, friction and flexing muscles   A panel at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) told the audience that critics can either add to the creative process or misuse their status for their own gains. Speaking at the session were Syrian novelist Dr. Shahla Ujayli, Dr. Rasoul Mohammad …

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What Shapes a Writer’s Voice?

  Sister Souljah, Maryam Al-Ghafly and Salih Abo Usboa speak at SIBF 2016 about why they committed to the messages conveyed in their writings   In a discussion organised at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2016, renowned writers and critics spoke about personal and external triggers that shaped them as writers, what has made them run its course relentlessly …

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Authors Should Only Write for Themselves

During the 35th Edition of Sharjah International Book Fair   Two prize-winning authors from Serbia and Algeria have told an audience at the Sharjah International Book Fair, being held at the Expo Centre Sharjah, that their readership should be incidental to their writing. Compromising creative integrity is a price they would never pay. Algerian novelist, short story writer and journalist, …

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Is Truth Stranger than Fiction? Authors Reveal their Sources

How writers research and interpret history at Sharjah International Book Fair     Two eminent Arabic authors and one of Serbia’s most respected writers told the audience at the Sharjah International Book Fair, being held at the Expo Centre Sharjah, that history can dictate their work but not stifle their imagination. Award winning poet, author and publisher Vladislav Bajac, whose books …

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The Challenges Facing Arab Publishers, Book Sellers, Authors and Readers

  Is there a need to review the publishing industry?   A literature forum at the 35th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair taking place at the Expo Centre Sharjah, brought together an elite panel of literary experts to discuss the publishing industry in the UAE. The panellists in the discussion included: Jamal Al Shehhi, an Emirati author, Founder of …

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crowns Winners of the 2016 Arab Reading Challenge

  Algerian Mohammed Farah Jallood Named Champion of Arab Reading Challenge 2016 Palestinian School Receives One Million Dollars in Prize Money Three out of 3.5 million contestants across region vie for ultimate honors in final round of competition at Dubai Opera Dubai-UAE – October 24, 2016: In a specular award ceremony hosted at Dubai Opera and attended by more than …

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The Challenges and Opportunities Faced by Women in the Region are Highlighted at IFFMENA Conference

 Four roundtables address concerns as well as highlight positive developments relating to female empowerment   The challenges and opportunities facing women in the region were the topics discussed at a quartet of concurrent roundtables that took up the closing sessions of the second ‘Investing in the Future’ IIFMENA conference, which opened on Wednesday at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention …

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