Doha: Celebrated Qatari poets will take part in a poetry night at Qatar National Library (QNL) on December 15, and recite verses in two common traditions, Faseeh and NabaÅ£i. Mohamad Yasin, Zainab Almahmood, Nasser Al-Wobair and Hamad Al-Braidi will take part in the recital, which will be moderated by the creative presenter, Saoud Al-Maadeed.
â€œLiterature is an integral part of Qatari heritage, and poems are known to have been written and recited across the wider region for centuries,â€ said Haya Al Sheeb, Information Services Librarian at Qatar National Library. â€œThe event is an opportunity for visitors to know more about Qatari culture and values through listening to and reading local poetry.â€
For those who wish to further their interest in Qatari poetry, the Heritage Library holds a collection of poems written by Sheikh Jassim, the founder of Qatar.
The Libraryâ€™s visitors are welcome to see and read his collection of poetry, called a Diwan. The collection contains a number of NabaÅ£i poems, which is a colloquial form of Arabic poetry. Â Entitled â€˜For the Love of Qatar,â€™ the event is part of the Libraryâ€™s month-long celebration of Qatar National Day, which highlights the nationâ€™s proud history, traditions and culture. The event will commence at 5:30 PM at the Libraryâ€™s Special Events Area.