Literaturhaus 2017

United Arab Emirates
Alserkal Avenue
This measure was reported by civil society.
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
Literaturhaus at Nadi set out to reinvent and revive the 19th-century salon, where contemporary questions were debated alongside an array of literary, artistic and cultural initiatives, inspiring audiences with new perspectives. International and regional authors, poets, critics, curators, publishers, translators, and musicians gathered to share their ideas through readings, discussions and performances. The program covered all aspects of contemporary culture and became a forum to spark thoughtful exchange.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
• Attendance: 630 • Contributors: 1 curator, 16 programs, 23 contributors including Emirati/Japanese spoken word artist Afra Atiq, Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck, HE Zaki Nusseibeh (Minister of State for Cultural Diplomacy), Tom Fletcher CMG and Egyptian novelist Mai Khaled to name a few. The appetite for literature-focused programs led to the program being extended through the fall of 2017. The regular programming allowed for audience-building that branched into book sales and longer-term collaborations with an independent book fair.
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