The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) has announced the second phase of Writers Exchange between the UAE and Japan. It is responsible for budding new talent and develop the talented authors and writers across the country. The exchange of the authors is one of the best practices for the emerging and talented authors in the Arab World.
Writers Exchange is one of the key categories of MBRF’s Dubai International Programme for Writing, which aims to support young talented writers in the UAE and the Arab world. It was organised in collaboration with the Japan Arts and Culture Foundation.MBRF is an establishment that seeks to build the potential of the youth and their positive outlook to develop knowledge-led societies.
The second phase of the Writers Exchange programme will provide three Emirati writers – Mohsin Sulaiman, Al Hanof Mohammad, and Talal Salem — the opportunity to spend nearly three weeks in Japan to learn about the culture of that country and engage with the people.
Based on their experiences, the young writers will author three books in Arabic, which will then be translated into several other languages, including English and Japanese.Commending the success of the first phase of Writers Exchange, Bin Huwaireb said during this phase, the programme hosted four Japanese writers in the UAE and gave them the chance to get closely acquainted with the culture and social life of the people in the emirate. They also visited some of the most famous tourist attractions.
Author Talal Salem said Writers Exchange is a great step forward towards achieving the dream of writers in UAE as it helps develop their vision, culture and knowledge at a global level. He pointed out that the human experience is one of the most important benefits of the programme.
The UAE team’s visit to Japan will include bus trips and tours to the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto as well as famous museums and popular heritage sites in the country.The exchange of culture will provide the authors an exposure for writing in depth. Culture and traditions are said to be the pillars of any author and the platform has been created for the same reason. The authorities believe that travelling authors will learn plenty from them.