Literaturhaus at Nadi

A celebration of literature will take place inside Nadi Al Quoz.

Literaturhaus at Nadi
sets 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. At Literaturhaus at Nadi, international and regional authors, poets, critics, curators, publishers, translators, and musicians will gather to share their ideas through readings, discussions and performances. The programme will cover all aspects of contemporary culture and become a forum to spark thoughtful exchange.

Events are held at 4pm every Saturday. The events are free of charge and open to the public however spaces are limited so booking at is recommended.

Schedule for November 2017:

Saturday 4 November 2017 | 4PM
Talk: Raha Moharrak In Conversation with Sophie Le Ray
Join two female authors as they have a fireside chat about their work. Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi woman to summit Everest, will discuss her upcoming book with fellow author Sophie Le Ray, the founder of the Global Women in Leadership Economic Forum and author of ‘Game Changers: How women in the Arab World Are Changing the Rules and Shaping the Future’.

Saturday 11 November 2017 | 4 PM
Talk: Sandra Peters | The Handheld Exhibition
Visual artist Sandra Peters will talk about her sculptural work and her forthcoming project PER/TRANS Performing the Cube, Transforming the Cube. In conversation with the moderator Marianne she will discuss her attempt to present her work as a book that takes the idea of an exhibition.

Saturday 18 November 2017 | 4PM | Concrete
Jumana Emil Abboud introduces her new artist book in a performance, reading from a series of tales and poems inspired by Palestinian folk tales while sharing her visual art in a preview of her upcoming book. Moderated by Kevin Jones.
This performance will take place in Concrete as part of the While We Wait exhibition.

Saturday 25 November 2017 | 4PM
Fadi Zaghmout | Heaven on Earth (Arabic Sci-Fi book launch)
The year: sometime in the 2090s. The location: Jordan. Aging is reversible thanks to major advances in bioscience and nanotechnology. But in a world where eternal youth has become a reality, complications arise. Author Fadi Zaghmout launches his new book in conversation with Hani Yakan.

Past events:
Saturday 1 July 2017 | 4PM
Poetry slam: Afra Atiq
Saturday 8 July 2017 | 4PM
Reading and performance: Fadi Zaghmout and Hani Yakan | The Bride of Amman
Saturday 15 July 2017 | 4PM
Reading and talk: Hussain Ali Lootah | Between Two Wives
Saturday 22 July 2017 | 4PM
Workshop: Creative writing with Mariam Al Saedi
Saturday 29 July 2017 | 4PM
Talk: Ibrahim Ali Khadim | Teaching Love – a conversation about the challenges of life
Saturday 5 August 2017 | 4PM
Talk: Asma Al Jailani | How the skill of writing becomes the journey of writing
Saturday 12 August 2017 | 4PM (limited to 12 spaces)
Spoken word performance workshop: Dubai Poetics with Farah Chamma 
Saturday 19 August 2017 | 4PM
Talk: Andrew Hansen | My Life on the Coffee Table
Saturday 26 August 2017 | 4PM
Poetry Slam and music performance: Farah Chamma and Parea: Myriam Nehmeh (percussionist) and Maruan Betawi (oud and guitar player)
Tuesday 5 September 2017 | 6.30PM
Talk: Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh | Love for written and spoken word and the importance of translation
Saturday 9 September 2017 | 4PM
Poetry slam: Afra Atiq
Wednesday 13 September 2017 | 7PM
Poetry reading: Zeina Hashem Beck | Louder than Hearts
Saturday 16 September 2017 | 4PM
Talk: Philip Kennedy | On the First Arabic Novella from the 11th Century: The Doctors' Dinner Party (on medicine and quacks) by Ibn Butlan
Monday 25 September 2017 | 6.30PM
Talk: Aidan Walker | The Ecology of the Soul
Thursday 28 September 2017 | 6PM
Talk: Dr. Frauke Heard-Bey and David Heard | Years of Transformation (Dr. Frauke Heard-Bey) and From Pearls to Oil (David Heard)
Saturday 30 September 2017 | 4PM
Talk: Tom Fletcher | Naked Diplomacy: Power and Statecraft in the Digital Age
Saturday 7 October 2017 | 4PM
Talk and reading: Mai Khaled | The Magic of Turquoise
Saturday 14 October 2017 | 4PM
Poetry & writing workshop: Dubai Poetics with Farah Chamma
Saturday 21 October 2017 | 4PM
Talk: Karen Henson Jones | Heart of Miracles
Saturday 28 October 2017 | 4PM
Talk: Isobel Abulhoul | For the Love of Words