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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 Majlis, InterContinentalAl Rimal, InterContinentalAl Waha, InterContinental
10:0010:00-11:00
Maha Hassan: Good Morning War
10:00-11:00
Hiding from History: Souad Mekhennet & Andrew Morton
10:00-11:00
Linda Davies: Longbow Girl
10:00-11:00
Peter James: Need You Dead
10:00-11:00
Holly Webb: Animal Stories
  10:00-11:00
Taghreed Aref Najjar: Why Not?
10:00-11:30
Level Up Leadership: Masterclass with Francis Kong
10:00-12:00
Building Characters: Writing Workshop with Muhsin Al-Ramli
10:00-11:30
Freestyle Your Film: Workshop with Muzna Al Musafer
10:15 
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11:30  11:30-12:00
OUP Prize Giving
             
11:45               
12:0012:00-13:00
Beyond The Culture Trap: Shahd Al Shammari, Sheikha Hend Al Qassemi & Zeina Hashem Beck
12:00-13:00
Ali Sparkes: Fantastic Master Fox
12:00-13:00
Arun Gandhi: The Gift of Anger
12:00-13:00
Seriously Funny Scripts: Charlie Higson & Andy Riley
12:00-13:00
Julie Tottman: Beastmistress of the Seven Kingdoms
12:00-13:00
I Want… Tony Ross!
12:00-13:00
Andrey Kurkov: The Bickford Fuse
12:00-13:30
Comic Strip Crazy: Drawing Workshop with Gary Northfield
  12:00-13:30
Amazing Arabian Nights: Story & Craft Workshop with Wafa' Tarnowska
12:15 
12:3012:30-14:30
Self Editing and Getting Published: Workshop with Susan Mears and Wendy Yorke
12:45
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13:15             
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14:0014:00-15:30
How to Do Good: Muna Al Gurg, Frédéric Kanouté, Emtithal ‘Emi’ Mahmoud, Mariela Shaker
14:00-15:15
Giants of the Golden Age: Mohammed Hasan Alwan & Robert Irwin
  14:00-15:00
Tom Moorhouse: The New Adventures of Mr Toad
14:00-15:00
Korky Paul: Winnie the Witch
14:00-15:00
Levison Wood: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
14:00-15:00
Mouhannad Alakous: The Open Window
14:00-16:00
How to Begin: Workshop with Kamila Shamsie
14:00-15:00
Fanteer the Fluffy Flamingo: Story & Craft Workshop with Noura Al Khoori
14:15 
14:30   
14:45   
15:00          15:00-16:30
Journalism in a Post-Truth World: Masterclass with Kate Adie
 
15:15             
15:30               
15:45               
16:00  16:00-17:00
Muhsin Al-Ramli: The President’s Gardens
  16:00-17:00
Adrian Hayes: K2 – The Tragedy and the Triumph Book Launch
16:00-17:00
From Memoir to Movie: Saroo Brierley & Cheryl Strayed
16:00-17:00
Andy Riley: King Flashypants and the Toys of Terror
16:00-17:00
Nidhal Guessoum: Inspiring Science
16:00-17:30
Game>Story: Writing Workshop with Ali Sparkes
 
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17:15                 
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18:00    18:00-19:00
David Walliams in Conversation
             
18:15                 
18:30                 
18:45                 
19:00                   
Purple: Adults’ Events | Blue: Children’s Events | Green: Prize Giving Events | Yellow: Feature Events | Pink: Workshops & Masterclasses | Lilac: Film Screenings
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Maha Hassan: Good Morning War
Saturday 10 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Maha Hassan

Syrian-Kurdish journalist and novelist Maha Hassan is a powerful storyteller with a deep ...

Hiding from History: Souad Mekhennet & Andrew Morton
Saturday 10 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

What happens when nations try to bury past evils? Even as Germany entered an ongoing period of ...

Linda Davies: Longbow Girl
Saturday 10 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Linda Davies

When Merry Owen discovers an ancient Welsh text, she is transported back in time to the reign of ...

Peter James: Need You Dead
Saturday 10 March, 10am-11am, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Peter James

Peter James, winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger award, introduces the biggest mystery yet for ...

Holly Webb: Animal Stories
Saturday 10 March, 10am-11am, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Holly Webb

A treasury of adorable animals awaits in this delightful session for younger readers.

Holly ...

Taghreed Aref Najjar: Why Not?
Saturday 10 March, 10am-11am, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Join Taghreed Al Najjar, author of more than 50 children’s books, for a fun-filled session of ...

Level Up Leadership: Masterclass with Francis Kong
Saturday 10 March, 10am-11.30am, Al Majlis, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

Authors: Francis Kong

Learn the secrets of effective leadership in this masterclass from top business writer and speaker ...

Building Characters: Writing Workshop with Muhsin Al-Ramli
Saturday 10 March, 10am-12pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 300

How do you create a well-rounded, authentic character that will resonate with readers? Learn how to...

Freestyle Your Film: Workshop with Muzna Al Musafer
Saturday 10 March, 10am-11.30am, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 150

Learn how to create short movies on your phone with filmmaker Muzna Al Musafer!

Muzna will teach...

OUP Prize Giving
Saturday 10 March, 11.30am-12pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental

It’s time for the winners of the Oxford University Press Story Competition to be announced. Our ...

Beyond The Culture Trap: Shahd Al Shammari, Sheikha Hend Al Qassemi & Zeina Hashem Beck
Saturday 10 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

How can women lead social progress, preserving the best in a culture while changing the ...

Ali Sparkes: Fantastic Master Fox
Saturday 10 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Ali Sparkes

Dax Jones is an ordinary schoolboy … until something extraordinary happens one day. Whilst ...

Arun Gandhi: The Gift of Anger
Saturday 10 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Arun Gandhi

‘Anger is just like electricity…’

In The Gift of Anger Arun Gandhi shares ten lessons from his ...

Seriously Funny Scripts: Charlie Higson & Andy Riley
Saturday 10 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Writing TV comedy is a serious business – as master screenwriters Charlie Higson and Andy Riley ...

Julie Tottman: Beastmistress of the Seven Kingdoms
Saturday 10 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Julie Tottman

Westeros wouldn’t last a week without someone keeping the ravens in order – and that’s the job of ...

I Want… Tony Ross!
Saturday 10 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Tony Ross

Come and see one of the best-loved illustrators of children’s books today as he draws live on ...

Andrey Kurkov: The Bickford Fuse
Saturday 10 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Andrey Kurkov

In the modern masterpiece, Death and the Penguin, Ukrainian author Andrey Kurkov explored the woes ...

Comic Strip Crazy: Drawing Workshop with Gary Northfield
Saturday 10 March, 12pm-1.30pm, Al Majlis, InterContinental
Price: AED 150

Create a comic strip with a master cartoonist!

Author and illustrator Gary Northfield knows a ...

Amazing Arabian Nights: Story & Craft Workshop with Wafa' Tarnowska
Saturday 10 March, 12pm-1.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 150

Wafa' Tarnowska has adapted several stories from the Arabian Nights in a beautifully illustrated ...

Self Editing and Getting Published: Workshop with Susan Mears and Wendy Yorke
Saturday 10 March, 12.30pm-2.30pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 300

Learn what you need to do to get your novel published worldwide in a workshop from the Susan Mears ...

How to Do Good: Muna Al Gurg, Frédéric Kanouté, Emtithal ‘Emi’ Mahmoud, Mariela Shaker
Saturday 10 March, 2pm-3.30pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

How to Do Good is a book of extraordinary personal stories from thought leaders, celebrities and ...

Giants of the Golden Age: Mohammed Hasan Alwan & Robert Irwin
Saturday 10 March, 2pm-3.15pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

The explorers and scholars of the Islamic Golden Age were larger-than-life figures who invented ...

Tom Moorhouse: The New Adventures of Mr Toad
Saturday 10 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Here comes Mr Toad! The irrepressible star of The Wind in the Willows is back with more outrageous ...

Korky Paul: Winnie the Witch
Saturday 10 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Korky Paul

Are you ready for story silliness, exciting live draws and prizes galore? Then welcome to the ...

Levison Wood: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
Saturday 10 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Levison Wood

Bestselling author, explorer and photographer Levison Wood takes us on an epic journey across ...

Mouhannad Alakous: The Open Window
Saturday 10 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Open Window is the story of Hamed, a little Syrian boy who sees the sadness of the world through ...

How to Begin: Workshop with Kamila Shamsie
Saturday 10 March, 2pm-4pm, Al Majlis, InterContinental
Price: AED 300

This workshop with award-winning author Kamila Shamsie addresses one of the toughest parts of writing a book ...

Fanteer the Fluffy Flamingo: Story & Craft Workshop with Noura Al Khoori
Saturday 10 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 100

Fanteer the Fluffy Flamingo is Noura Al Khoori’s story of a little flamingo who gets lost on an ...

Journalism in a Post-Truth World: Masterclass with Kate Adie
Saturday 10 March, 3pm-4.30pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

Authors: Kate Adie

The hyperconnected world has taken its toll on journalism, from partisan outlets waging war on ...

Muhsin Al-Ramli: The President’s Gardens
Saturday 10 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Author, poet and translator Muhsin Al-Ramli writes about his homeland, Iraq in an epic story of ...

Adrian Hayes: K2 – The Tragedy and the Triumph Book Launch
Saturday 10 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Adrian Hayes

In K2: The Tragedy and the Triumph, record-breaking adventurer Adrian Hayes recounts his tragic ...

From Memoir to Movie: Saroo Brierley & Cheryl Strayed
Saturday 10 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

What’s it like to see your life unfold on the big screen?

Authors Saroo Brierley and Cheryl ...

Andy Riley: King Flashypants and the Toys of Terror
Saturday 10 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

King Flashypants is back for his third rib-tickling adventure!

Cartoonist and author Andy Riley ...

Nidhal Guessoum: Inspiring Science
Saturday 10 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Stargazing, awesome experiments, and a baloney detection kit… a brand new science book for young Muslims is sure to inspire imaginations.

Game>Story: Writing Workshop with Ali Sparkes
Saturday 10 March, 4pm-5.30pm, Al Majlis, InterContinental
Price: AED 150

Authors: Ali Sparkes

Did you know that playing video games can help you write amazing stories?

Ali Sparkes helps ...

David Walliams in Conversation
Saturday 10 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Bestselling author David Walliams has amended his travel plans to fit in one more talk for his fans in the UAE!