Literaturhaus at Nadi

20 June 2017

Alserkal Avenue announces a celebration of literature as part of their summer programming


20 June, 2017: Alserkal Avenue will reinvent the 19th-century salon with Literaturhaus at Nadi, a celebration of literature taking place from 1 July - 30 September in 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. From July until the end of September, international and regional authors, poets, critics, curators, publishers, translators, and musicians will gather in Nadi Al Quoz 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.

Contributors to the Literaturhaus at Nadi programme include:

Hussain Ali Lootah, Fadi Zaghmout, Mai Khaled, Andrew Hansen, Hani Yakan,

Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Aidan Walker, Afra Atiq, Farah Chamma, Jamil Adas, Parea, Ibrahim Ali Khadim, Anna Seaman, Walter Paice, Asma Al Jailani, Tom Fletcher, Zeina Hashem Beck, Philip Kennedy, Mariam Al Saedi, Dr. Frauke Heard-Bey and David Heard.

Literaturhaus at Nadi – Full programme:

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

Spoken word and performance workshop: Farah Chamma and Jamil Adas

Limited to 12 spaces

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)

Saturday, 2 September 2017 | 4PM

Talk: Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh | Love for written and spoken word and the importance of translation

Saturday, 9 September 2017 | 4PM

Talk and reading: Mai Khaled | The Magic of Turquoise

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

Saturday, 23 September 2017 | 4PM

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

Events will be held at 4pm every Saturday from 1 July till 30 September, with additional events on 13 & 28 September at 6pm and 7pm respectively. The events are free of charge and open to the public, however, spaces are limited so booking at is essential.