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Fri 10 March 2017
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Al Ras 1, InterContinentalAl Ras 2, InterContinentalAl Ras 3, InterContinentalAl Baraha 1, InterContinentalAl Baraha 2, InterContinentalAl Baraha 3, InterContinentalAl Khayma, InterContinentalAl Rimal, InterContinentalAl Waha, InterContinental
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Dare to Do
10:00-11:00
Flip the Script: Screenwriters in the Spotlight
10:00-11:00
Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body
10:00-11:00
Swimmer Among the Stars
10:00-11:00
The Children's Books Everyone Should Read
10:00-11:00
The Astonishing Illustrated Adventures of Reeve and McIntyre
10:00-11:30
Writing a Thriller with Character
10:00-12:00
100 Things Successful People Do
10:00-11:00
My Alien and Me
10:15
10:30
10:45
11:00             
11:15             
11:3011:30-12:30
The Silk Roads: A New History of the World
11:30-12:30
Micromastery: The Secret Art of the Polymath
11:30-12:30
Leading from the Front: The Power of Innovation
11:30-12:30
Don't Turn Out the Lights: Bernard Minier in Conversation
11:30-12:30
In Search of Lost Hats: Live Video Link with Jon Klassen
     
11:45     
12:00      12:00-13:30
Peter Dale’s Crossword Enigma (beginners)
12:15     
12:30              12:30-14:30
Photography on the Move: Turning Journeys into Visual Stories
12:45             
13:00             
13:15             
13:3013:30-14:30
Migrating Views: Identity and Nationalism in a World on the Move
13:30-14:30
Mad Girl: Bryony Gordon in Conversation
13:30-14:30
Ten Keys to Successful Political Leadership
13:30-14:30
The End Game: Raymond Khoury in Conversation
13:30-14:30
The Shadow Keeper: Dreaming Up Stories with Abi Elphinstone
  13:30-14:30
Wars and Wildlife
 
13:45   
14:00  14:00-15:30
Peter Dale’s Advanced Enigmas (intermediate/advanced)
14:15 
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14:45               
15:0015:00-16:00
The Storyteller's Secret: How Leaders Turn Passion into Performance
15:00-16:00
Knights, Priests and Time Travel
15:00-16:00
Wonders of Science: The Journey of Discovery
15:00-16:00
The Hero's Journey with Candy Gourlay
15:00-16:00
Jamal's Journey: A Little Camel Lost in the Desert
15:00-16:00
Bourne Ready: Chaos and Conspiracies with Eric Van Lustbader
15:00-16:00
Murder in Mumbai: Books to Bollywood with Piyush Jha
15:00-17:00
Drawings That Tell Stories
15:15
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16:00              16:00-17:30
Creating Meaning in Your Writing
16:15             
16:3016:30-17:30
Poetry Mix: Journeys
16:30-17:30
Mystic Trees, Interstellar Trains and Vampires: YA Fantasy Comes Alive
  16:30-17:30
Maitha Al Khayat & Sarah McIntyre present: Pirate Picture Book Bonanza!
16:30-17:30
Can Megacities Save the World? Inter-city Environmental Collaboration
16:30-17:30
Reflections on Positivity and Happiness
16:30-17:30
The Godfather of Arabic Sci-Fi: Ahmed Khaled Tawfik in Conversation
16:45 
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17:30              17:30-19:30
Writing for Children
 
17:45               
18:0018:00-19:00
Jo Malone: My Story
18:00-19:00
Between Two Wives
18:00-19:00
Ancient Journeys: The Road Goes Ever On
18:00-19:00
With Chef B: Cooking Up Success
18:00-19:00
A Novel Approach: The World of the Author–Editor
  18:00-19:00
Emerald Mountain: Mansoura Ez Eldin in Conversation
18:00-20:00
A Killer Workshop: Crime and the First Paragraph
18:15 
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19:15             
19:30        19:30-20:30
Embracing Happiness: Why Wellbeing Matters
  19:30-20:30
City of Jackals: Inside the Mind of Parker Bilal
 
19:45           
20:00             
20:15             
20:30                 
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Dare to Do
Friday 10 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Sarah Outen

“It’s so intense and immersive to be in such a small vessel, so close to the water, and to an ...

Flip the Script: Screenwriters in the Spotlight
Friday 10 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“With a screenplay, if you are writing something that would take $50m to make, which is usually ...

Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body
Friday 10 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Jo Marchant

“It isn’t trickery, wishful thinking or all in the mind. It is a physical mechanism, as concrete as...

Swimmer Among the Stars
Friday 10 March, 10am-11am, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“Swimmer Among the Stars announces the arrival of a writer who is gifted not just with extraordinary…

The Children's Books Everyone Should Read
Friday 10 March, 10am-11am, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Which childhood book makes you feel giddy with nostalgia?

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of...

The Astonishing Illustrated Adventures of Reeve and McIntyre
Friday 10 March, 10am-11am, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Nothing stops Reeve & McIntyre Productions! Author Philip Reeve and illustrator Sarah McIntyre ...

Writing a Thriller with Character
Friday 10 March, 10am-11:30am, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 275

100 Things Successful People Do
Friday 10 March, 10am-12pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 250

Do you want to succeed in life – and find happiness in what you are doing? Leadership and coaching ...

My Alien and Me
Friday 10 March, 10am-11am, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 100

Have you ever wanted to meet an alien? This workshop with Smriti Prasadam-Halls is a great chance ...

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World
Friday 10 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“This idea of globalisation as something Facebook taught us is rubbish – it has been happening for ...

Micromastery: The Secret Art of the Polymath
Friday 10 March, 11:30am-12:30pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“Humans are growth machines – we are here to develop and evolve until we die.” – Robert ...

Leading from the Front: The Power of Innovation
Friday 10 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“Successful companies not only innovate better than their peers, but they also have clear priority....

Don't Turn Out the Lights: Bernard Minier in Conversation
Friday 10 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“The French Pyrenees make a wonderfully atmospheric setting for this complex story of past crimes, ...

In Search of Lost Hats: Live Video Link with Jon Klassen
Friday 10 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 25

Authors: Jon Klassen

Are you ready for a hilarious hat hunt?

Jon Klassen’s award-winning picture books I Want My ...

Peter Dale’s Crossword Enigma (beginners)
Friday 10 March, 12pm-1.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 100

Authors: Peter Dale

Cryptic crosswords are a great way to sharpen your mind and widen your vocabulary, but getting ...

Photography on the Move: Turning Journeys into Visual Stories
Friday 10 March, 12.30pm-2.30pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 325

Michael Freeman has made a career of telling powerful visual stories. In this masterclass he will ...

Migrating Views: Identity and Nationalism in a World on the Move
Friday 10 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“Movement, not rootedness, is the abiding condition of human history and identity.” – Kanishk ...

Mad Girl: Bryony Gordon in Conversation
Friday 10 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Bryony Gordon

“I went to bed happy and woke up eight and a bit hours later in a state of turmoil, as if I had ...

Ten Keys to Successful Political Leadership
Friday 10 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“In many ways they are very ill-suited to the powers and responsibilities that they have.” – ...

The End Game: Raymond Khoury in Conversation
Friday 10 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“The End Game isn’t just Raymond Khoury’s best book in years, it’s one of the best books of 2016!” ...

The Shadow Keeper: Dreaming Up Stories with Abi Elphinstone
Friday 10 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

The Dream Snatcher has taken Moll’s dreams – and now he’s coming for her life!...

Wars and Wildlife
Friday 10 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“This is wonderful conservation work from a country where the daily news is rarely uplifting.” – ...

Peter Dale’s Advanced Enigmas (intermediate/advanced)
Friday 10 March, 2pm-3.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 100

Authors: Peter Dale

Are you a cryptic crossword fan looking to take on tougher challenges? If so, then Peter Dale, ...

The Storyteller's Secret: How Leaders Turn Passion into Performance
Friday 10 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Carmine Gallo

“Storytelling is not something we do. Storytelling is who we are.” – Carmine ...

Knights, Priests and Time Travel
Friday 10 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“Nothing was supposed to be and wasn’t. Nothing was going to disappear and didn’t. As if today was ...

Wonders of Science: The Journey of Discovery
Friday 10 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

An inspiring all-ages introduction to the wonders of science from two of the most accessible ...

The Hero's Journey with Candy Gourlay
Friday 10 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Candy Gourlay

When Candy Gourlay was a child, she never saw children who looked like her in books – now she’s the...

Jamal's Journey: A Little Camel Lost in the Desert
Friday 10 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Jamal is a little camel with little legs so he must walk, walk, walk through the desert. Renowned ...

Bourne Ready: Chaos and Conspiracies with Eric Van Lustbader
Friday 10 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“Long into the night, we discussed our lead characters, Jason Bourne and Nicholas Linnear, how much...

Murder in Mumbai: Books to Bollywood with Piyush Jha
Friday 10 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Piyush Jha

“Creative film directors like Piyush Jha are primarily great storytellers.” – The Hindu review of ...

Drawings That Tell Stories
Friday 10 March, 3pm-5pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

In this workshop author-illustrator Ibtihaj Al Harthi will help children to enrich their ...

Creating Meaning in Your Writing
Friday 10 March, 4pm-5.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 275

When we speak, we can correct or clarify our words, but when we commit words to the page we must ...

Poetry Mix: Journeys
Friday 10 March, 4.30pm-5.30pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“Guess me whose map will tell the larger truth?” – Kei Miller, ‘The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way...

Mystic Trees, Interstellar Trains and Vampires: YA Fantasy Comes Alive
Friday 10 March, 4.30pm-5.30pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

It’s a great time to be a writer of fantasy fiction for young adults. A vast number of imaginative ...

Maitha Al Khayat & Sarah McIntyre present: Pirate Picture Book Bonanza!
Friday 10 March, 4.30pm-5.30pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Marrrrhaba! Join two top picture book creators, from the UK and the UAE, in creating an on-the-spot...

Can Megacities Save the World? Inter-city Environmental Collaboration
Friday 10 March, 4.30pm-5.30pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“Mankind’s voluntary concentration into a dense, coastal civilization is certainly efficient, but ...

Reflections on Positivity and Happiness
Friday 10 March, 4.30pm-5.30pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental

"What is my true role as a leader? What is my main job? Is it to manage a government? Can't we have a bigger, deeper and a more inspiring role than that?" – Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

The Godfather of Arabic Sci-Fi: Ahmed Khaled Tawfik in Conversation
Friday 10 March, 4.30pm-5.30pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

The ‘godfather’ of Arabic speculative fiction returns to the UAE to speak about his award-winning ...

Writing for Children
Friday 10 March, 5.30pm-7.30pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 325

Authors: Piers Torday

How do you top the children’s bestseller charts and get all the critics talking? An author who has ...

Jo Malone: My Story
Friday 10 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Jo Malone

“If you don’t struggle, you never learn. You never build business muscle.” – Jo Malone

Fragrance...

Between Two Wives
Friday 10 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

"That day, I split myself in two before life did." - Hussain Ali Lootah

In his ...

Ancient Journeys: The Road Goes Ever On
Friday 10 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“Neuroscientists now tell us our brain can reach an alpha state when we walk; we are, after all, ...

With Chef B: Cooking Up Success
Friday 10 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Bader Najeeb

If you were passionate about your career but society didn’t approve, would you just give up on your...

A Novel Approach: The World of the Author–Editor
Friday 10 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Two writers whose varied works ask difficult questions and portray dangerous characters, Jill ...

Emerald Mountain: Mansoura Ez Eldin in Conversation
Friday 10 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Mansoura Ez-Eldin’s new novel Emerald Mountain features a search for a lost tale from the ...

A Killer Workshop: Crime and the First Paragraph
Friday 10 March, 6pm-8pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 325

Authors: Tom Callaghan

Tom Callaghan returns to the Festival to help aspiring crime writers get started on their own tales...

Embracing Happiness: Why Wellbeing Matters
Friday 10 March, 7:30pm-8:30pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

''Happiness isn’t superficial, it is our deepest longing.'' - Anthony Seldon

In 2016 the UAE ...

 

City of Jackals: Inside the Mind of Parker Bilal
Friday 10 March, 7.30pm-8.30pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Jamal Mahjoub

“Deftly wraps a whodunit around an eloquent, character-driven look at recent history.” – Kirkus ...