Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Emirates Airlines Literary Festival of Literature and Me!


I've been dying to share this news, but couldn't until it was announced last night at the glamorous opening of the new permanent home for the Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature - Dar Al Adaab (House of Literature)



This was exciting enough, but then to see my name projected on the wall as one of the authors appearing at the Emirates Airlines Festival 2012 when  Isobel Abulhoul, Festival Director, made the announcement....well I confessed I gasped and the kind Emirati poet beside smiled. 


It was also a brilliant opportunity to meet other local authors who will be appearing at the festival and to see the wonderful new facility in the heart of the Bastikiya, my favourite part of Dubai. Since my first involvement I have met so many interesting people and learned so much. I just can't wait for this year's festival.... And here's the link proving to me that I haven't been dreaming here....

12 comments:

JO said...

Oh joy - what a great opportunity. You must tell us about the festival - take us all with you in spirit!

liz fenwick said...

Jo - I will with pleasure...the festival is fabulous and fun :-)
lx

Raven McAllan said...

Liz. It's making me re-post, who knows how often this will post! i said it looks awesome and congratulations. Enjoy and spill the beans later

liz fenwick said...

Raven - it only appeared once :-) I think its the glitches with the blogger new dynamic layout...

I will share all!
lx

Jenny Beattie said...

Oh dear, I'm having to repost too. Still at least I can do it now.

This is wonderful news. Congratulations.

liz fenwick said...

Thanks Jenny...not sure what the problem is but will log out and try to post...
lx

Captain Black said...

Congratulations on all your recent successes. You're storming ahead.

liz fenwick said...

Thanks Capt.
lx

Kate Lord Brown said...

Bravo, Liz! I'm planning to come - spoke to Isobel about 2013 poss ... So excited for you! xx

liz fenwick said...

Kate it would be so wonderful to meet you in person!!! Isobel is amazing. I'm even more excited now!
lx

sheepish said...

Absolutely brilliant, your name up in lights. Looks like excellent marketing material to me. All your hard work is paying dividends, well done.

Debs Carr said...

I couldn't comment the other day for some reason.

This sounds so exciting, I'm thrilled for you Liz and can't wait to hear all about it.