We invited a selection of poets, novelists and thinkers from Hay Festival Abu Dhabi 2020 to participate in sessions with students, faculty and contracted workers at local universities including Zayed University, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). The free university sessions ran on campuses on the afternoons of Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 February 2020 in both Arabic and English.

Group of students

Alongside this, we're delighted to have collaborated with NYUAD's Office of Social Responsibility on a three-day creative writing workshop for contracted staff, domestic workers and other community members who work at the NYUAD campus. The finished pieces of writing will be published on Hay Festival International Writers' Blog.