Dubai Opera brings to you the UK and UAE`s best poets.
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SynopsisAs part of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature`s tenth anniversary and the UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration closing celebrations, Dubai Opera will host some of the finest contemporary poets from the UAE and UK. `For the Love of Words aims to explore the possibilities presented by cultural exchange between the two countries.
The star line-up will include:
Harry Baker - World Poetry Slam Champion
Roger McGough - the patron saint of poetry
Carol Ann Duffy - the UKs Poet Laureate
Lemn Sissay - the official poet of the London 2012 Olympics
Afra Atiq - the first female Emirati spoken word poet
Nujoom Al Ghanem - a writer and award-winning Emirati film-maker
Simon Armitage - current Professor of Poetry at Oxford and named Millennium Poet in 1999
Khalid Al Budoor - winner of the Al-Khal Poetry Award
Hussain Lootah - noted Emirati lawyer, poet and author
Grace Nichols - award-winning poet of I is a Long-Memoried Woman and Picasso, I Want My Face Back
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