With some events held outdoors for safety , the Emirates Airline Festival maintained a strong digital component.
This month’s cancellation of Leipziger Buchmesse points to the shifting outlook for major publishing events, professional and public-facing.
Lemn Sissay is a headliner as the three-week festival closes its hybrid run for this year, having engaged more than 90 authors.
Industry Notes: Tickets to the hybrid Emirates Festival of Literature, and grant applications open at the Access Copyright Foundation.
More than 90 authors have been announced for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, scheduled for both physical and digital formats.
The 2021 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai is planning ‘a mix of live physical events, probably staged outdoors, and online streaming.’
In examining what literary festivals are to mount digital renditions of their programming, the new association for those festivals “goes digital,” itself.
A timely development for literary festivals during the coronavirus pandemic, the new Global Association of Literary Festivals opens with more than 30 members.
Said by the jurors to ‘inspire questions about the destiny of the Arabic individual,’ six novels compete for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
Programming a major literature festival in 2020, says festival director Ahlam Bolooki, is about responding to the times: ‘We see questions.’
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