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The Joy and Horror of Life: Not Happily Ever After
  09:30-11:00
Gorilla Dawn and The Oxford University Press Short Story Competition Prize-Giving
09:30-10:30
Rolling International News: Ripped from the Headlines
  09:30-11:00
A Novel Idea for a Scrapbook
    09:30-10:30
Glamour or Grit? The Reality of Exotic Settings
         
09:45                   
10:0010:00-11:00
A Mouse, an Elephant, a Goose... and Many Others Too!
10:00-11:00
Sonnet Exchange
10:00-11:00
The Wonderful World of Norm
10:00-11:00
Questions from Other Worlds: Fantasy in Arabic and English Fiction
10:00-11:00
What are Uncle Khalfan's Sheep Doing at the Dentist?
10:00-13:00
Quick Pitch 2
10:00-11:00
The Diet Myth
10:00-11:00
Progress in Troubled Times: Learning from 'The Age of Genius'
   
10:15   
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10:45         
11:00                  11:00-12:00
Nous Sommes Tous Des Écrivains
    11:00-12:00
Once Upon A Time Tea Party
 
11:15                       
11:3011:30-12:30
14 Centuries of Arab History
11:30-12:30
The Orwell Lecture: Orwell as Linguist
David Crystal with performance from Hilary Crystal and Ben Crystal
11:30-12:30
Crime Across Continents: How to Catch A Killer
11:30-13:00
The Princess' Blankets and The Taaleem Award Prize Giving
11:30-13:00
The Answer to a Stress Free Life - Getting Things Done
11:30-12:30
Cooking: It's all About the Presentation
11:30-12:30
The Elephant in the Room
11:30-12:30
Arabiyati, Hawiyati (My Arabic, My Identity)
11:30-12:30
Can You Find the Sweetest Dates?
     
11:45     
12:00  12:00-13:00
Mirror or Escape? Domestic Drama in Contemporary Fiction
12:00-13:00
Alex Rider and Other Adventures
   
12:15     
12:30              12:30-14:00
The Psychology Behind Creating Characters
   
12:45                 
13:00                        13:00-14:00
Once Upon A Time Tea Party
 
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13:3013:30-14:30
Here Comes the Clown
13:30-14:30
Scene of the Crime
13:30-14:30
Scintillating Science
13:30-14:30
The Playwrights of Tomorrow
13:30-14:30
All Things Ruby Redfort
13:30-14:30
The Telegraph Presents: What the Papers Said
13:30-14:30
Polly and the Puffin
13:30-14:30
The Sunrise
13:30-14:30
Imagination Without Borders
       
13:45       
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The Poetry Room
14:00-15:00
The Write Place, the Write Time
14:00-15:00
Favourites Old and New
   
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15:00                  15:00-16:15
Creating Your Own Picture Book
    15:00-16:00
Once Upon A Time Tea Party
 
15:15                       
15:3015:30-16:30
Wordsmiths and Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain
15:30-16:30
From Poetry to Fizzlebert and All Things In-Between
15:30-16:30
International Women's Day
15:30-16:30
Breaking Bard
15:30-16:30
Departing from Reality: Writing Fantasy
15:30-16:30
A Man of Our Time
15:30-16:30
The Desert That Made the Men
  15:30-16:30
That Other Me: A Tale of Secrets and Betrayal
       
15:45         
16:00  16:00-17:30
Writing Historical Fiction
       
16:15           
16:30                        16:30-17:30
Once Upon A Time Tea Party
 
16:45                         
17:0017:00-18:00
My Life on Paper
17:00-18:00
Mind Change: The Impact of the Digital World on the Brain
17:00-18:00
Animal Menagerie
17:00-18:00
H is for Hawk
17:00-18:00
Eat Y’self Fitter
17:00-18:00
Now There's a Scary Thought!
17:00-18:00
Herodotus: Inventor of History or Father of Lies?
  17:00-18:00
Another Taste to Life
17:00-18:00
My House in Damascus: A Mirror onto Syria's History, Politics and Customs
     
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18:30                            18:30-20:15
Shakespeare's Villains
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The Joy and Horror of Life: Not Happily Ever After
Saturday 12 March, 9.30am-10.30am, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“A deep understanding of the joy and the horror of life belongs to those prepared to navigate 140 thousand …

Gorilla Dawn and The Oxford University Press Short Story Competition Prize-Giving
Saturday 12 March, 9.30am-11am, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Gill Lewis

With her award-winning books, including Sky Hawk and Scarlet Ibis, Gill Lewis is well-known for exploring …

Rolling International News: Ripped from the Headlines
Saturday 12 March, 9.30am-10.30am, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“News is only the first rough draft of history.” – Alan Barth We can’t predict what will be the focus …

A Novel Idea for a Scrapbook
Saturday 12 March, 9.30am-11am, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 275

The wonderfully talented Marcia Williams has explored the idea of using a scrapbook technique in her …

Glamour or Grit? The Reality of Exotic Settings
Saturday 12 March, 9.30am-10.30am, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“I wanted to reveal Mexico to myself as much as anyone else. It wasn’t so much the circus but the nomadic …

A Mouse, an Elephant, a Goose... and Many Others Too!
Saturday 12 March, 10am-11am, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Petr Horacek

Petr Horacek is one of the fantastic new talents in children’s illustration whose books are delighting …

Sonnet Exchange
Saturday 12 March, 10am-11am, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, so long lives…Shakespeare and his sonnets. A treasure …

The Wonderful World of Norm
Saturday 12 March, 10am-11am, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Be prepared to be entertained and inspired in equal measure by Jonathan Meres as he brings to life Norm, …

Questions from Other Worlds: Fantasy in Arabic and English Fiction
Saturday 12 March, 10am-11am, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.” …

What are Uncle Khalfan's Sheep Doing at the Dentist?
Saturday 12 March, 10am-11am, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Uncle Khalfan's sheep are unlike any other sheep. They have a wonderful time skipping around their …

Quick Pitch 2
Saturday 12 March, 10am-1pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 125

Authors: Luigi Bonomi

Literary Agent Luigi Bonomi returns to Dubai once again and wants to hear you pitch your novel. You …

The Diet Myth
Saturday 12 March, 10am-11am, Screen 5, Novo Cinemas
Price: AED 70

“Fifteen-thousand years ago our ancestors regularly ingested around 150 ingredients in a week. Most …

Progress in Troubled Times: Learning from 'The Age of Genius'
Saturday 12 March, 10am-11am, Screen 1, Novo Cinemas
Price: AED 70

Authors: AC Grayling

“Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty.” – AC Grayling What happened in …

Nous Sommes Tous Des Écrivains
Saturday 12 March, 11am-12pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 275

Authors: Michel Bussi

We are all writers. Each of us tells countless stories throughout our lives and it is simply a matter …

Once Upon A Time Tea Party
Saturday 12 March, 11am-12pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Once upon a time there was a beautiful tea party, with wonderful decorations,

14 Centuries of Arab History
Saturday 12 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

Authors: John McHugo

“McHugo has provided a way of understanding this complex and ongoing story that will enlighten all who …

The Orwell Lecture: Orwell as Linguist David Crystal with performance from Hilary Crystal and Ben Crystal
Saturday 12 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“In the end the whole notion of goodness and badness will be covered by only six words – in reality, …

Crime Across Continents: How to Catch A Killer
Saturday 12 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“Sing, muse, of the passion of the pistol” – The Decemberists, “The Perfect Crime #2” Three of the …

The Princess' Blankets and The Taaleem Award Prize Giving
Saturday 12 March, 11.30am-1pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Enter a magical, musical wonderland created by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and her whacky accompanying …

The Answer to a Stress Free Life - Getting Things Done
Saturday 12 March, 11.30am-1pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

Authors: David Allen

“Allen is remaking the self-help tradition for the information age.” – Wired Magazine Getting Things …

Cooking: It's all About the Presentation
Saturday 12 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

Actors, presenters and chefs Lisa Faulkner and Nadia Sawalha talk all things food, family and entertainment …

The Elephant in the Room
Saturday 12 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“The Sense of an Elephant affirms a deeper meaning in all our shared experiences, those which enduringly …

Arabiyati, Hawiyati (My Arabic, My Identity)
Saturday 12 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“I’ve come across words that are not used anywhere in the world but in the Emirates, so compiling this …

Can You Find the Sweetest Dates?
Saturday 12 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Ahmad hurried to pick fresh dates from the palm tree but how did he reach the yummiest, sweetest dates …

Mirror or Escape? Domestic Drama in Contemporary Fiction
Saturday 12 March, 12pm-1pm, Screen 5, Novo Cinemas
Price: AED 70

Authors: Freya North

“Tess was well aware it was escapism, but what a way to pass another evening on her own.” – Freya North, …

Alex Rider and Other Adventures
Saturday 12 March, 12pm-1pm, Screen 1, Novo Cinemas
Price: AED 50

Join bestselling author and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz as he discusses his writing for young people …

The Psychology Behind Creating Characters
Saturday 12 March, 12.30pm-2pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 275

Authors: Chris Cleave

Part of creating a compelling character is being able to get inside his or her head. Chris Cleave’s …

Once Upon A Time Tea Party
Saturday 12 March, 1pm-2pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Once upon a time there was a beautiful tea party, with wonderful decorations,

Here Comes the Clown
Saturday 12 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

Authors: Dom Joly

“And it’s something quite peculiar/Something shimmering and white/Leads you here, despite your destination” …

Scene of the Crime
Saturday 12 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“On small islands, privacy is important, and there are secrets that everyone can guess but nobody talks …

Scintillating Science
Saturday 12 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

What happens when you go into a black hole? How do microbes make yoghurt? And how can science make a …

The Playwrights of Tomorrow
Saturday 12 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“If there is one place to create a cultural understanding, it is the UAE…and approaching the Expo 2020 …

All Things Ruby Redfort
Saturday 12 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Lauren Child

As creator Lauren Child says, “The most striking thing about Ruby Redfort is that when you meet her, …

The Telegraph Presents: What the Papers Said
Saturday 12 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

Authors: Con Coughlin

Take a trip through the history of journalism! The Daily Telegraph has opened its archive to us, and …

Polly and the Puffin
Saturday 12 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Jenny Colgan

Polly heard a CRASH downstairs. Was it a monster? NO! Was it a spider alien? NO! It was a little puffin …

The Sunrise
Saturday 12 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“Writing about Cyprus is a bit like licking your fingers and putting them into an electric socket – …

Imagination Without Borders
Saturday 12 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Cotton candy, candy floss, barbe à papa…. Whatever language you prefer, it is a deliciously sugary confection; …

The Poetry Room
Saturday 12 March, 2pm-3.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 275

When ideas and characters, words and rhythms, images and rhymes are swirling in your head, how do you …

The Write Place, the Write Time
Saturday 12 March, 2pm-3pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

Three Emirati authors with very different styles share how they each manipulate time and space in their …

Favourites Old and New
Saturday 12 March, 2pm-3pm, Screen 1, Novo Cinemas
Price: AED 50

With her latest book Rent-a-Bridesmaid joining forces with The Butterfly Club, Katy, and other favourites, …

Creating Your Own Picture Book
Saturday 12 March, 3pm-4.15pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

Authors: Petr Horacek

Parents and children are invited to join award winning author and illustrator Petr Horacek to create …

Once Upon A Time Tea Party
Saturday 12 March, 3pm-4pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Once upon a time there was a beautiful tea party, with wonderful decorations,

Wordsmiths and Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain
Saturday 12 March, 3.30pm-4.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“Languages are the pedigree of nations” – Samuel Johnson In the linguistic travelogue Wordsmiths and …

From Poetry to Fizzlebert and All Things In-Between
Saturday 12 March, 3.30pm-4.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: AF Harrold

Enter the world of AF Harrold’s wonderful imagination and discover The Imaginary, along with Fizzlebert …

International Women's Day
Saturday 12 March, 3.30pm-4.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” – Hillary Clinton Join four of the …

Breaking Bard
Saturday 12 March, 3.30pm-4.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good - in spite of all the people …

Departing from Reality: Writing Fantasy
Saturday 12 March, 3.30pm-4.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

Authors: Garth Nix

“Ideas do not as a rule spring fully-formed into or out of any writer’s head unless you put something …

A Man of Our Time
Saturday 12 March, 3.30pm-4.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

Authors: Suhel Seth

“I have never ever uttered a lie in my life” – Suhel Seth Author, actor and businessman Suhel Seth is …

The Desert That Made the Men
Saturday 12 March, 3.30pm-4.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“Little did we dream that any of the special equipment and techniques we evolved for long-distance travel, …

That Other Me: A Tale of Secrets and Betrayal
Saturday 12 March, 3.30pm-4.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

Authors: Maha Gargash

“A compelling tapestry of familial strife and stresses” – Booklist review of That Other Me Maha Gargash’s …

Writing Historical Fiction
Saturday 12 March, 4pm-5.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 275

What does it take to capture a time and place in history? How do you turn research into a story – and, …

Once Upon A Time Tea Party
Saturday 12 March, 4.30pm-5.30pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Once upon a time there was a beautiful tea party, with wonderful decorations,

My Life on Paper
Saturday 12 March, 5pm-6pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

Award-winning journalist Faisal J Abbas, Editor-in-Chief of Al Arabiya English...

Mind Change: The Impact of the Digital World on the Brain
Saturday 12 March, 5pm-6pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“I want a debate on what we want society to look like...What do we want people to do? To be? We've never …

Animal Menagerie
Saturday 12 March, 5pm-6pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Do you love to read about animals? This is the session for you! All the panelists have a fascination …

H is for Hawk
Saturday 12 March, 5pm-6pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.” – Hamlet People …

Eat Y’self Fitter
Saturday 12 March, 5pm-6pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“Diets don’t work; lifestyle changes do” – Joe Wicks Eat more, exercise less, and don’t even think about …

Now There's a Scary Thought!
Saturday 12 March, 5pm-6pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Zombies, vampires, general gruesomeness – how can these concepts be incorporated into writing for children? …

Herodotus: Inventor of History or Father of Lies?
Saturday 12 March, 5pm-6pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

“He is part learned scholar, part tabloid hack, but always broad-minded, humorous and generous-hearted, …

Another Taste to Life
Saturday 12 March, 5pm-6pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

For Mohammed Al Ghafli it was only through experiencing a world of darkness that he learned to see the …

My House in Damascus: A Mirror onto Syria's History, Politics and Customs
Saturday 12 March, 5pm-6pm, Events Centre, InterContinental
Price: AED 70

Authors: Diana Darke

“The course of life can change in just such a moment, in taking an opportunity or letting it pass.” …

Shakespeare's Villains
Saturday 12 March, 6.30pm-8.15pm, Al Mamzar Theater
Price: AED 200

“My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, And every tongue brings in a several tale, And every …

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