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Indelible Festival of Literature

Indelible welcomes you again to enjoy the Indelible Festival of Literature 2022, a public virtual event.

Start Mon, Mar 28
End Fri, Apr 15

After the huge success of last year’s festival, Indelible welcomes you again to enjoy the Indelible Festival of Literature 2022, a public virtual event hosting world renown poets, novelists, educators, literary agents, screenwriters, and playwrights who will share their work and ideas with a global audience. Our award-winning guests are from around the world, and the festival proudly features voices from the US, UK, Australia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus, Greece, the UAE, India, Ireland, the Philippines, Italy, and China. There’s a little bit of everything–for everyone–at the LitFest: our guests will be holding lectures, readings, workshops, and interactive conversations that touch upon a wide range of literary themes, connecting literature to other forms of art (such as music, food, and painting) and a various range of disciplines (education, science, medicine, psychology, history, diplomacy, and environmental studies).

All festival events are free to attend.

 

WEEK 1

Wednesday, March 28, 2022 (7:00pm Dubai, 4:00pm UK, 11:00am EST)

“We are Living in a Poem: Poetry reading and workshop”

Young People’s poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye and Friends

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022 (7:00pm Dubai, 4:00pm UK, 11:00am EST)

“A reading from The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life

André Naffis-Sahely (poet, translator, critic and editor)

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 (7:00pm Dubai, 4:00pm UK, 11:00am EST)

“Raymond Khoury and Sophie Boutros in Conversation: Between the Screen and the Page”

Raymond Khoury (screenwriter, novelist, NYT bestselling author)

Sophie Boutros (screenwriter, movie director, producer)

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Thursday, March 31, 2022 (7:00pm Dubai, 4:00pm UK, 11:00am EST)

“Layering Identity”

Maria Taylor (poet, critic, reviewer)

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Friday, April 1, 2022 (7:00pm Dubai, 4:00pm UK, 11:00am EST)

“Poetry Across the Disciplines (music, medicine, food, psychology, ekphrasis, science, and technology)”

Poets: Chun Yu, Norbert Hirschhorn, Fouad M. Fouad, Hélène Demetriades, Fiona Sampson

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WEEK 2

Monday, April 4, 2022 (7:00pm Dubai, 4:00pm UK, 11:00am EST)

“The Fragile Earth”

Eco-poetics panel, featuring:

Ruth Padel, FRSL, ZSL (Poet, novelist, non-fiction writer)

Abhay K. (poet-diplomat, composer of “Earth Anthem”)

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 (7:00pm Dubai, 4:00pm UK, 11:00am EST)

“Building your Author Brand”

Antonia Taylor (PR, Creative Business Communication Expert, Writer)

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 (7:00pm Dubai, 4:00pm UK, 11:00am EST)

“Antiemetic for Homesickness: Bridging two different worlds”—Reading and Workshop

Romalyn Ante (poet, author, nurse practitioner, psychotherapist)

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 (7:00pm Dubai, 4:00pm UK, 11:00am EST)

“Writing History: Heritage Aesthetics and the Poetics of Empire, Diaspora and Sons”

Anthony Anaxagorou (poet, writer, publisher)

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Friday, April 8, 2022 (1:00pm Dubai, 10:00am UK)

“The Art of Storytelling in Montessori Education”

Zuzana (Zac) Zachar (Montessori trainer, storyteller)

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Friday, April 8, 2022 (7:00pm Dubai, 4:00pm UK, 11:00am EST)

“Poetry and the Diaspora”

What and where is home? How do we carry our heritage within and how does it shape who we are? Let the poetry answer.

Various poets: André Naffis-Sahely, Anthony Anaxagorou, Antonia Taylor, Maria Taylor, Omar Sabbagh, Roula-Maria Dib, Kostya Tsolakis

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WEEK 3

Monday, April 11, 2022 (7:00pm Dubai, 4:00pm UK, 11:00am EST)

“These Bodies of Water: Notes on the British Empire, the Middle East and Where We Meet – Reading and Q&A with Sabrina Mahfouz”–Reading and Workshop

Sabrina Mahfouz (writer, spoken-word poet, playwright, radio presenter)

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 (7:00pm Dubai, 4:00pm UK, 11:00am EST)

“Depth poetry and Alchemical Poetics”, poetry reading + workshop, featuring:

Adam Wyeth (poet, playwright, essayist)

Roula-Maria Dib (poet, editor, literary/depth psychology scholar)

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022 (7:00pm Dubai, 4:00pm UK, 11:00am EST)

“Forms for Silence”

Mona Arshi (poet, novelist)

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Thursday, April 14, 2022 (7:00pm Dubai, 4:00pm UK, 11:00am EST)

Modern adaptations of Shakespeare, a panel featuring:

Patricia Finney (author, journalist)

Sarah Smith (NYT bestselling novelist)

In conversation with Alan Hickman

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Friday, April 15, 2022 (7:00pm Dubai, 4:00pm UK, 11:00am EST)

Grand Finale

Editors’ Chat: featuring Roisin Ni Neachtain (Crow of Minerva), Kostya Tsolakis (Harana Poetry), André Naffis-Sahely (Poetry London), and Roula-Maria Dib (Indelible)

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Literary journal editors join in a round table discussion about a day in an editor’s life and will touch upon the following points: how to get your work published, cultivating a creative community, challenges and pet peeves, what readers and contributors should know, the “science” behind acceptances, rejections, other behind-the-scenes moments. The audience will have the chance to ask the editors some questions too!


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