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Sat 11 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
10:0010:00-11:00
Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities
10:00-11:00
I'll Make a Man Out of You
  10:00-12:00
Learn Arabic Through the Art of Drama
10:00-11:00
Dinosaurs, Monsters and Aliens!
10:00-11:00
There May Be a Castle
10:00-11:00
Hamad and Ayesha’s Emirates Adventures
10:00-12:00
How to Construct a Novel: From Idea to Submission
10:00-11:30
Caribbean Playground
10:15 
10:30 
10:45 
11:00           
11:15           
11:3011:30-12:30
A Crime and a Place
11:30-12:30
Taking the High Road
11:30-12:30
International Women's Day 2017: Be Bold for Change
11:30-12:30
Birds of the Middle East
11:30-12:30
Railhead: A Train Ride to the Stars
11:30-12:30
The Elephant's Journey
 
11:45 
12:00    12:00-14:00
Screenwriting: Creating A Dramatic Scene
12:15   
12:30              12:30-14:30
Researching Your Novel
12:45             
13:00             
13:15             
13:3013:30-14:30
Taking Up the Mantle
  13:30-14:30
What’s Cooking?: The Business of Food
13:30-14:30
The Map of Wondering
13:30-14:30
Capturing the Journey: Sketches, Photos, Writing
13:30-14:30
Poetry, People and Power: a Testimony by Mourid Barghouti and Tamim Barghouti
13:30-14:30
Mah and Me
13:45 
14:00   
14:15   
14:30                14:30-15:30
Rock Camp for Girls Songwriting Workshop - International Women's Day
14:45               
15:00  15:00-16:00
Twisted Tales and Spellbinding Stories
15:00-16:00
The Intellectual Thriller
15:00-16:00
Kei Miller at the Sir Maurice Flanagan Poetry Diwan
15:00-16:00
The Year of Reading Dangerously
15:00-16:00
The Future Agenda: The Next Ten Years' Journey
15:00-16:00
Tender Hands
 
15:15   
15:30  15:30-17:30
Well Versed: How to Write Poetry that’s On Point
 
15:45   
16:00  16:00-16:30
Costa Debate Prize Giving
          16:00-17:30
Inventing Villains
16:15           
16:3016:30-17:30
Play in a Day
  16:30-17:30
Lifeshifting Journeys
16:30-17:30
The Aliens Are Coming!
16:30-17:30
Reeve and McIntyre's Dogtastic Encore: Pugs of the Frozen North
  16:30-17:30
The ‘Ladies Lounge’ Book Group Meeting
16:45   
17:00   
17:15   
17:30                 
17:45                 
18:00    18:00-19:00
Closing Ceremony: Letters to the Festival
           
18:15               
18:30               
18:45               
19:00                 
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Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities
Saturday 11 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“Istanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle.” – Bettany ...

I'll Make a Man Out of You
Saturday 11 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“Notions such as manliness are old hat now, best forgotten.” – Robert Twigger

From debates about...

Learn Arabic Through the Art of Drama
Saturday 11 March, 10am-12pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 100

Do you want your children to learn Arabic in an unconventional way – through play, drama and fun? ...

Dinosaurs, Monsters and Aliens!
Saturday 11 March, 10am-11am, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Smriti Prasadam-Halls brings a loud, lively session full of dinosaurs, monsters and aliens in a ...

There May Be a Castle
Saturday 11 March, 10am-11am, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Piers Torday

Albert Mallory – nicknamed Mouse – is travelling with his mother and his sisters when he is flung ...

Hamad and Ayesha’s Emirates Adventures
Saturday 11 March, 10am-11am, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Who would win in a race – a camel or a drone? What would you do if you ran into a ghost on the ...

How to Construct a Novel: From Idea to Submission
Saturday 11 March, 10am-12pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 325

Any agent or publisher will be quick to tell you how many submissions they receive, so it is ...

Caribbean Playground
Saturday 11 March, 10am-11.30am, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 150

Authors: Nadia L Hohn

It’s Carnival time, and Malaika needs a costume so she can dance in the parade. Her mother moved ...

A Crime and a Place
Saturday 11 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“Ever since I’d first gone to Cairo, I had wanted to write about this fascinating place, a vast ...

Taking the High Road
Saturday 11 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Ram Buxani

“What we saw was Dubai jumping up and walking straight into the 21st century.” – Ram Buxani

When...

International Women's Day 2017: Be Bold for Change
Saturday 11 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“When a woman succeeds, she reaches out to those around her and pulls them up with her. That is why...

Birds of the Middle East
Saturday 11 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Richard Porter, Middle East Advisor to BirdLife and author of Birds of the Middle East, the ...

Railhead: A Train Ride to the Stars
Saturday 11 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Philip Reeve

''I started to realise that trains are far stranger and more romantic than any spaceship.'' – ...

The Elephant's Journey
Saturday 11 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Abu Al Abbas is an elephant on the journey of a lifetime. Accompanied by his keeper, Ishan, he sets...

Screenwriting: Creating A Dramatic Scene
Saturday 11 March, 12pm-2pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

Authors: Adnan Alaoda

In this interactive workshop taught by screenwriter Adnan Al Oada, you will have a chance to learn ...

Researching Your Novel
Saturday 11 March, 12.30pm-2.30pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 325

Authors: Jill Dawson

Just because you’re writing fiction doesn’t mean you can escape research! If you want readers to ...

Taking Up the Mantle
Saturday 11 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“When you’re taking over another writer’s character you first have to know that character inside ...

What’s Cooking?: The Business of Food
Saturday 11 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Are you a budding Nigella or are your culinary skills lacking a few ingredients? Either way, you’re...

The Map of Wondering
Saturday 11 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“If there is nothing to say… then say what can’t be talked about.” – Bothayna Al Essa

Bothayna ...

Capturing the Journey: Sketches, Photos, Writing
Saturday 11 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

''I do a lot of research when I'm travelling – I find it thrilling to discover the particular 'art'...

Poetry, People and Power: a Testimony by Mourid Barghouti and Tamim Barghouti
Saturday 11 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

From the Six Day War to the 2011 Uprisings, from yearning for home in Exile...

Mah and Me
Saturday 11 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Young Azan used to enjoy visiting his grandmother ‘Mah’ in her old house, where he would ask her ...

Rock Camp for Girls Songwriting Workshop - International Women's Day
Saturday 11 March, 2.30pm-3.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 150

Authors: Carla Saad

A fantastic chance for girls to celebrate International Women’s Day with song. This workshop from ...

Twisted Tales and Spellbinding Stories
Saturday 11 March, 3:00pm-4.00pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

'Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.' – Patrick Ness

The Intellectual Thriller
Saturday 11 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Have you ever got so lost in a book you no longer knew if you were in the 12th century or the 21st?...

Kei Miller at the Sir Maurice Flanagan Poetry Diwan
Saturday 11 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Kei Miller

“A poem that doesn't rise off the page… is in fact a dead poem.” – Kei Miller

Jamaican poet Kei ...

The Year of Reading Dangerously
Saturday 11 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Andy Miller

“Reading dangerously is about connecting with great books in the real world, the one we actually ...

The Future Agenda: The Next Ten Years' Journey
Saturday 11 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Tim Jones

Why are we experiencing more unequal societies than ever before? How much does the digitisation of...

Tender Hands
Saturday 11 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Noura Al Khoori’s picture book The Tender Hands tells the powerful story of Majd...

Well Versed: How to Write Poetry that’s On Point
Saturday 11 March, 3.30pm-5.30pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

Whether you’re a beginner or a practiced poet, Amanda Calderon can help you refine your writing and...

Costa Debate Prize Giving
Saturday 11 March, 4pm-4.30pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental

'Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.' – Patrick Ness

Inventing Villains
Saturday 11 March, 4pm-5.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

Who’s your favourite baddie? Vile villains like Lord Voldemort, Miss Trunchbull and the Child ...

Play in a Day
Saturday 11 March, 4.30pm-5.30pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Is it possible to write, rehearse and perform a whole play in just 24 hours? Come along to this ...

 

Lifeshifting Journeys
Saturday 11 March, 4.30pm-5.30pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – JRR Tolkien

Three authors who have gone on life-changing ...

The Aliens Are Coming!
Saturday 11 March, 4.30pm-5.30pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Ben Miller

“A witty and informative romp through our search for little green men that says as much about human...

Reeve and McIntyre's Dogtastic Encore: Pugs of the Frozen North
Saturday 11 March, 4.30pm-5.30pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

We couldn’t stop at just one appearance from Reeve & McIntyre Productions, so before the ...

The ‘Ladies Lounge’ Book Group Meeting
Saturday 11 March, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental

Nine days of literary celebration are nearly over. This session is an opportunity...

Closing Ceremony: Letters to the Festival
Saturday 11 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

“Letters have the power to grant us a larger life. They reveal motivation and deepen understanding....