March 21 marks World Poetry Day

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 - 10:00 GMT

World Poetry Day is an opportunity to honor poets and revive the oral tradition of poetry evenings.

Heliopolis Library to host “An Overview of Contemporary English Poetry” symposium on Sept. 27

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 - 02:28 GMT

The symposium sheds light on poems from a book that bears the same title, “An Overview of Contemporary English Poetry”.

World celebrates World Poetry Day on March 21

Sun, 21 Mar 2021 - 02:49 GMT

Poetry is one of the forms of expression and a manifestation of linguistic and cultural identity. Since ancient times, all continents, with their different cultures, have known poetry.

6 Egyptian poets to virtually participate in Poésia 21

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 02:01 GMT

The International Poetry Festival will be launched virtually from the Russian capital, Moscow, on Sunday, in conjunction with the celebration of the International Poetry Day, which falls on March 21.

Egypt’s Opera House hosts poetic evening for renowned poet Ahmed Taymour on March. 3

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 04:44 GMT

This is with the participation of a group of prominent artists and media professionals, including Hamdy el-Konayesi, Mahmoud el-Heddini, Sameh el-Srayiti and Manal Salama.

2 Egyptians among winners of Al-Tayeb Saleh Award for Written Creativity 2021

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 04:32 GMT

El-Tayeb Saleh Award for Written Creativity announced the names of the winners of the 11th edition of the competition in the fields of poetry, short story and novel.

All you need to know about State Awards

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 - 03:25 GMT

The Supreme Council of Culture will hold the annual meeting to announce the winners of the State Awards on Sunday, June 23.

Glimpse into the life of Omar Al Khayam in 971st anniversary

Sat, 18 May 2019 - 11:21 GMT

Al Khayam is a prominent Iranian mathematician, astronomer, and poet.

Poetry in motion: enter the world of the 'scrap metal poet

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 09:33 GMT

Poetry in motion: enter the world of the 'scrap metal poet.

Al Radwan to perform at Cairo Opera House’s Ramadan Nights

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 10:46 GMT

Cairo Opera House’s Open Theater is holding the first Ramadan Nights event, featuring Syrian Sufi band Al Radwan

Fill cold winter nights with poetry

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 - 03:36 GMT

Egypt Today presents a poetry reading list to ease the long and cold winter nights

Rumi’s top 10 quotes

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 - 04:58 GMT

The death anniversary for the great Persian poet Rumi was several days ago, on December 17. Egypt Today looks at his life and some of his best quotes.

Abu Nuwas translated wine poetry collection will be published

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 - 01:09 GMT

The first proper English translation for Abu Nuwas’ wine poems “Khamriyat” will be released next month by author and researcher Alex Rowell.

et Quote: Maya Angelou

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 - 08:46 GMT

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ― Maya Angelou

20 countries to participate in Tanta’s Poetry Festival

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 - 11:57 GMT

The festival is in cooperation between the Ministry of Culture, Tanta University and Bibliotheca Alexandrina alongside with other official cultural institutions.

Dar Al-Ahlia release Arabic version of Rumi poetry

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 11:48 GMT

A collection of spiritual poems by famous poet Jalaluddin Rumi called "the Forbidden Rumi" has been translated to Arabic for the first time.

Ahmed Hadad reaches hearts “With the Last Breath”

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 11:11 GMT

Egypt Today explores the colloquial language of poetry implemented by the renowned poet Ahmed Hadad.

Profile: Samuel Johnson

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 02:13 GMT

Egypt Today celebrates the birthday of the English author Samuel Johnson.

La Corsaire Ballet to stage at Cairo Opera House

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 02:44 GMT

Cairo Opera House will host La Corsaire Ballet from September 29 to October 2.

Poetry and Music Night at Cairo Opera House

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 - 12:04 GMT

The Egyptian talented poet Essam Khalifa will head a Poetry and Music Night in cooperation with the international pianist Amr Selim.