Festival runs from 13th -15th April 2017
The unique three day literary festival will offer something new for all the family members including cosplay shows, puppet making and calligraphy workshops, in addition to cultural sessions and private book readings from prominent Emirati authors.
On Thursday at 6:00pm the festival will begin the weekend with an interactive Cosplay show, inviting visitors to try on costumes from their favorite films. Next, at 7:00pm there will be an exclusive reading from Nairoz-El Tanbouli.
Over the weekend, to keep children excited and entertained with a series of performances, including a shadow theatre show at 3:00pm, a children’s theatre performance at 5:00pm and again a cosplay show at 6:00pm, and on Friday, Nairoz-El Tanbouli will host another book reading session at 7.00pm.
The Mall at WTCAD aims to unlock the children’s imagination encouraging them to connect with their books and take a literary adventure.
Well known Emirati author Salma Khamis Alrezaiqi will be giving a children’s reading session at 4:00pm. During this hour visitors will be invited to ask Salma questions about her books and her careers. Moreover, a cultural session by Majid Sokar will start at 7.00pm, as The Mall at WTCAD hopes to inspire Emirati writers of the future.