Get involved in the Emirates LitFest!


The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the biggest celebration of books in the Middle East

More than 187 authors from 37 countries were hosted by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in 2017. Greenfield Community School students took part in most of the school activities provided. Our parent company, Taaleem, sponsors the annual Poetry competition. The Litfest is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet authors and attend workshops.

The 2018 Festival will be held from March 1-10, 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and in partnership with Emirates Airline and the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture).

Follow the link below to learn more about the Festival:

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Students are invited to take part in Young People’s Competitions. There are four categories and to learn more please click on the link below.

Young People’s Competitions


Taaleem Award

A poetry-writing competition for school and university students. The closing date is 16 November 2017.


The Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition

A short story competition for school and university students. Entries for this category is 16 November 2017.


Chevron Reader’s Cup

The Chevron Reader’s Cup is a reading competition for schools. Teams of four students together read books written by authors attending to compete with other schools. Closing date for registration is 23 October 2017


Poetry for all

A competition celebrating poetry performance and recital. Students learn poetry by heart and give an emotional response to the language of the poet. Entries can be submitted until 14 December 2017.


To register for the competitions, students should contact Faith Ogaro in Primary and Christine Malinowski or Judith Shannon in Secondary.

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