A man is known by the books he reads.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
If there’s one thing in this world that should be free, it’s books. Moving here, one of my biggest complains was that books are so expensive here! And that there’s not enough literary awareness.
EAIFL is a welcome response to the former. Held from 26th February – 1st March at Dubai Festival City, the literature festival is host to authors and various workshops through out the four days as well as competitions. There’s also a Kids Zone where different activities such as story telling, puppet shows etc are held.
On the last day of the festival the authors would be visiting schools. So if your child is in a school and comes home saying there will be some book author visiting, encourage him or her to read their books and listen to what the author says.