For The Love of Words at Dubai Opera
For The Love of Words at Dubai Opera

For The Love of Words at Dubai Opera

Storytelling/Spoken Word/Poetry

Dubai Opera brings to you the UK and UAE`s best poets.
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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