Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Poetry Festival is set to take place from October 12 to 15, 2023, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), in cooperation with the Emirates Heritage Club.
The festival, organized by the Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee in Abu Dhabi, will be attended by more than 1,000 poets. The participants will also include an esteemed group of local, regional, and global intellectuals, authors, and media professionals who gather for the largest celebration of Arab poetry.
“This includes discussions on art, studies, and recommendations associated with it, as well as the publication of unique experiences that provide insights into the future of poetry and its long-term sustainability,” the Chairman added.
The event will feature several pavilions and platforms, including a pavilion dedicated to the poetry written by the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and a pavilion for Emirati poetry.
Through a range of styles, such as Nabati and classical Arabic poetry, the festival aims to broaden the audience base of poetic and cultural creativity as well as set the scene for exploring new creative poetic talents.
Furthermore, the festival seeks to support the cultural and literary movement in the Arab world and to refresh and invigorate the esteemed status of Arabic poetry, cultures, heritage, and arts.
Additionally, the festival offers an opportunity for young poets and writers to showcase their talent, meet established poets from around the world, understand the role of research in poetry, and get to know new genres of poetry.