Google celebrates Gamila el-Alaily’s 112th birthday

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 - 12:13 GMT

Today’s Doodle celebrates the life and legacy of Egyptian poet and essayist Gamila el-Alaily.

Poet quits Swedish Academy after being found to leak Nobel winner names

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 - 11:12 GMT

Poet quits Swedish Academy after being found to leak Nobel winner names.

Crowd-funded headstone marks lost grave of poet William Blake

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 09:30 GMT

Crowd-funded headstone marks lost grave of poet William Blake.

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.

Who was William Shakespeare?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 - 02:28 GMT

On the anniversary of his death, Egypt Today takes a brief look at the life of the world's most famous author, William Shakespeare.

Angelou’s 90th birthday: She lived to thrive

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 - 07:30 GMT

The world celebrates American poet, storyteller, activist, autobiographer and filmmaker Maya Angelou’s 90th birthday on April 4.

Salah, Samia Jahin’s passion for storytelling

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 - 02:13 GMT

“Di el-Hekaya” is a bundle of fairy tales and folk stories national and international, performed colloquially by Samia on CD which can be found in Diwan bookstores.

Edgar Allen Poe's best stories

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 - 08:38 GMT

Egypt Today celebrates the birthday of Edgar Allen Poe, the famed master of Gothic literature who helped revolutionize the genres of horror, science fiction and mystery.

Exiled for his sense of humour, poet Ovid has last laugh

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 - 10:39 GMT

Two thousand years after being banished from Rome, Ovid has been rehabilitated in a victory for the famous poet whose cheek riled one of history's most powerful emperors.

Commemorating the late Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 01:57 GMT

El Sawy Culture Wheel will be hosting a concert to commemorate the revolutionary late Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm on Saturday.

Today in History - Gothic horror author Edgar Allan Poe dies

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 - 04:03 GMT

On October 7, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe died in Washington College Hospital at the young age of 40.

et Quote: Samuel Johnson

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 08:55 GMT

Today’s wisdom is by Samuel Johnson.

Hesham Al Gakh performs in Alexandria

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 - 12:37 GMT

Bibliotheca Alexandrina hosts an event for the Egyptian poet Hesham Al Gakh on October 26

Palestinian poet Farah Chamma to perform at Dubai

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 01:03 GMT

Young Palestinian poet, Farah Chamma, will perform alongside the Parea for an improv session on Saturday, August 26 in Dubai.

Raising a glass to Bukowski on his birthday

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 - 03:53 GMT

On the anniversary of poet Charles Bukowski's birthday, we remember him for his dark stories that explored the lives of America's downtrodden.

Today is 16th century Canadian poet Robert Hayman’s birthday

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 - 12:17 GMT

Today celebrates the birthday of 16th century Canadian poet, Robert Hayman who was born in 1575.

Mahmoud Darwish: Palestine in words

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 - 11:51 GMT

Mahmoud Darwish (13 March 1941 – 9 August 2008) is considered Palestine's National poet.

New volume of TS Eliot’s letters tells of tragic marriage

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 - 12:13 GMT

The Letters of T.S. Eliot Volume 7 will be issued by U.K.-based publishing house Faber & Faber on June 22.

Russian poet Pushkin monument unveiled downtown Cairo

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 - 10:23 GMT

A monument to Russian classical poet and writer Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837) was unveiled in downtown Cairo on Thursday, according to a statement by the Russian Cultural Centre in Cairo.