The activities of the Sharjah Festival for Arab Poetry starts with its 17th session, with the participation of 42 poets from different Arab countries.
The Department of Cultural Affairs of the Department of Culture in Sharjah announced today, Thursday, January 10, the festival program that starts next Sunday and will last until 18 of this month.
The administration indicated that the festival will include various cultural and poetic activities, in the presence of the ruler of Sharjah, Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, and a group of media professionals, pioneers of poetry and Arab culture.
According to what Enab Baladi has monitored through the festival’s official website, three Syrian poets participate in the activities of the Sharjah Festival, and they are Hassan Baiti, who participates in a poetry evening that will be organizesd at the third day of the festival, and Akram Qannabis, who participates in the morning and evening of the fourth day of the festival.
Syrian storyteller, Nawaf Younes, will run a morning literary seminar entitled “Poetry and translation … faithful rapprochement or creative contrast?”, Which takes place on the third day of the festival.
The Sharjah Festival of Arab Poetry is one of the most prominent forums that pays attention to poetry on the Arab cultural scene, and is held every year for six days under the auspices of the Department of Culture in Sharjah.
The festival honors a local and Arab figure every year, as it had previously honored the Syrian poet, Mohamed Naguib Murad, in 2012 for his entire career in the field of poetry.
The Sharjah Festival of Arabic Poetry is one of the six festivals and awards organized by the Department of Culture in Sharjah every year, among them, prizes in theater authorship, Arab culture, plastic criticism, the Arab Creativity Award and school theater authorship.