Independent publishers, filmmakers, authors including Arpita Das, Annie Zaidi, Isabel Cole, Suchitra Vijayan, Naima Rashid among the stellar list of speakers to participate in April 2023. The third edition of Ananke’s flagship literary event, the Women in Literature Festival, will take place on April 11th-12th, 2023. Independent publishers, authors, filmmakers, artists, writers and journalists from… Continue reading Promoting Cross Cultural Exchange: Ananke Announces Women in Literature Festival 2023

Emirates Litfest 2023 starts today, running until February 6

270 authors from around the world meet in Dubai for six days of celebration marking 15 sensational years for the Festival Parent organisation, Emirates Literature Foundation, announces new partnerships with Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center and Expo City Dubai February 1st, 2023, (Dubai, UAE): The UAE’s annual literary extravaganza, the Emirates… Continue reading The Wait For Emirates Festival of Literature 23 Comes to An End

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41st SIBF brings together a panel of distinguished Arab writers to discuss the challenges of their writing process November 8th, 2022, (Sharjah UAE): The challenges for writers among the  Arab diaspora – when living outside their homeland and in a language setting other than their own – was brought into focus at the 41st Sharjah International… Continue reading Writing outside the homeland: Arab authors at SIBF 2022 discuss unique challenges and responsibilities 

According to the Indian MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise) Ministry’s FY21 annual report, only 20 per cent of the MSMEs in the country are owned by women, a rise from 16.6 percent in December 2021. Buy This Book: Amazon | FlipKart | Leftword Documenting achievements of women in business have a purpose that goes… Continue reading Creating HerStories, Realizing Inspiring Possibilities

New category – writers of children’s fiction too can enter and be part of a prize that has paved the way to international publishing for ten debut novelists September  30th, 2022 (Dubai, UAE):  The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s writing competition for unpublished authors has now opened for entries. Since 2013, the Emirates LitFest Writing… Continue reading The Emirates LitFest Writing Prize is now open for 2023

Jawaher Abdelhamid, Public Policy, Government and Philanthropy Manager - Twitter Middle East and North Africa.

Panellists in the session asserted that stereotypical imagery and portrayal of women in media is changing due to increased public awareness.   September 29th, 2022 (Sharjah, UAE): Panellists at the ‘Breaking Biases in Communication’ session held on the inaugural day of the 11th edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2022), on Wednesday, asserted… Continue reading NAMA spotlights global communication campaigns on bias-free vocabulary

Session organised by Sharjah Business Women Council September 28, 2022 (Sharjah, UAE): The Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC), an affiliate of NAMA Women Advancement, has organised a panel discussion themed ‘Stating Challenges Faced by Women-Owned Media Companies’ on the opening day of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) 2022. The session was held at ‘Inspirational… Continue reading Challenges Faced by Women-Owned Media Companies discussed at IGCF 2022

Marwa Al Aqroubi, Executive Director, HoW, during her speech

New and enriching learning medium to enhance knowledge sharing   September 28th, 2022 (Sharjah, UAE): The House of Wisdom (HoW) has launched a new cultural initiative, ‘You are the Book: House of Wisdom’s Speaking Library’, as part of its participation at the 11th International Government Communication Forum held at Expo Centre Sharjah. Under the new… Continue reading HoW launches ‘You are the Book: House of Wisdom’s Speaking Library’ initiative at IGCF 2022

Bodour Al Qasimi, IPA President, during her speech

The IPA President shared her support for the signing of the WBCN Charter and applauded the efforts of member cities to promote literary culture. September 26th, 2022 (Wroclaw, Poland): Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the IPA has been in Wroclaw, Poland to meet with representatives of the World Book Capital Network (WBCN) and to participate… Continue reading Bodour Al Qasimi addresses delegates at the third meeting of the World Book Capital Network in Wroclaw, Poland

HH Sheikha Hissa bint Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum awards children for their creativity and commitment to a more sustainable future September 26th, 2022 (Dubai, UAE): The 2022 winners of the Middle East edition of the Voices of Future Generations, the inspiring global writing competition for children, were announced yesterday in the presence of HH… Continue reading Voices of Future Generations go from strength to strength with biggest ever awards ceremony