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08:00                         
08:15                         
08:30                  08:30
What the Papers Say
Francis Matthew, Liz Hunt & Nima Abu-Wardeh
     
08:45                       
09:00            09:00
Writing a Weekly Column
A workshop with Heather McGregor
         
09:15                     
09:30                       
09:45                       
10:0010:00
New Departures
Sophie Hannah, Stuart MacBride
10:00
Lawrence in Arabia
Scott Anderson
10:00
Against the Tide of Evil
Mukesh Kapila
10:00
Taaleem Poetry Award: Prize Giving
Presented by Adel Khozam
10:00
Women in Love
Liz Fenwick, David Nicholls, Adele Parks, Deborah Rodriguez
10:00
Is There Any Such Thing as a Gruffalo?
Julia Donaldson
10:00
Writing Your First Crime Novel
A workshop with Tom Callaghan
10:00
Hamda and Fisaikra
Kaltham Ali Al-Ghanim
10:00
Pink Mist – The Aftershocks of War
Owen Sheers
10:00
Tales of a Saudi in Europe
Abdullah Al Jumah
10:00
Islamic Geometric Design Workshop
Eric Broug
 
10:15 
10:30   
10:45   
11:00                      11:00
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Saturday Morning Tea Party
11:15                     
11:3011:30
Scotland Street, Sunday Philosophy and Corduroy
Alexander McCall Smith
11:30
Writing Other Worlds
Lauren Oliver, David Mitchell
11:30
Stinkbomb and Ketchup Face
John Dougherty, David Tazzyman
11:30
Half a King
Joe Abercrombie
11:30
Dragons and Dragonslayers
Jasper Fforde
11:30
The Orwell Lecture 2015
Nawal El-Saadawi
  11:30
Is There Such Thing as an ‘’Indian’’ Novel?
Ashwin Sanghi, PG Bhaskar
11:30
Diary of a Naughty Boy
Jamal Al Shehhi & Khalid Al Jabiri
11:30
Literary Idol
Your manuscript read and discussed in front of a live audience
11:30
The Art of Graphic Novels: A Demonstration
Nicolas Wild
11:45 
12:00     
12:15     
12:30                      12:30
Bamboozled by The Bard
Morna McDonald
 
12:45                       
13:0013:00
The Rosie Effect
Graeme Simsion
13:00
Conflict and Peace
Michael Foreman
13:00
Getting Away With Murder
Sophie Hannah, Stuart MacBride, Peter Robinson, Yrsa Sigurðadóttir
13:00
The Mouseproof Kitchen
Saira Shah, Scott Goodfellow
13:00
The 99: Re-inventing Superheroes!
Naif Al-Muttawa
  13:00
The Three Essential Pillars of Screenwriting
A workshop with Nicolas Forzy
13:00
Mad in Heaven?
PG Bhaskar
  13:00
You Say Potato
David Crystal
13:00
Translating Poetry
Omnia Amin, Katherine Hedeen, Adel Khozam and Víctor Rodríguez Núñez
13:00
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Saturday Lunchtime Tea Party
13:15   
13:30   
13:45   
14:00                       
14:15                       
14:30                         
14:45                         
15:00  15:00
Which Helen of Troy?
Bettany Hughes
15:00
Beyond the Horizon
Richard Parks
15:00
The Goat Who Wanted to Fly
Julia Johnson
15:00
The Wondrous Wows of Science & Maths
Lewis Dartnell, Nidhal Guessoum, Simon Singh
15:00
Is There Any Such Thing as a Gruffalo? (Second Performance)
Julia Donaldson
15:00
Capturing Young Hearts – Writing for the Middle Grades (8-12 years)
Jesse Blackadder
15:00
Thrilling Private India
Ashwin Sanghi
15:00
The Black Dot
Walid Taher
15:00
From Thursday Next to Early Riser
Jasper Fforde
15:00
It’s All in the Place
Liz Fenwick, Mai Al-Nakib
  15:00
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Saturday Afternoon Tea Party
15:15   
15:3015:30
Readers Meet Writers
Inaam Kachachi, David Mitchell & Saira Shah
 
15:45 
16:00                   
16:1516:15
Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition: Prize Giving
Awards presented by John Dougherty & David Tazzyman
                 
16:30    16:30
Dragonsitters Needed!
Josh Lacey
               
16:45                   
17:0017:00
Balancing Act
Joanna Trollope
17:00
International Women’s Day: Make it Happen!
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Bettany Hughes, Jenni Murray, HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid al Qasimi
17:00
Internal Flight in Wonderland
Lemn Sissay
    17:00
The Secret Revealer
Hooda Al Qaddumi
  17:00
East is East and West is West
Zia Chaudhry, Nidhal Guessoum, Yang Lian
     
17:15             
17:30               
17:45               
18:00                         
18:15          18:15
Ma’a Al Salamah – Au Revoir, Until Next Year!
Authors and organisers bid Farewell to the 2015 Emirates LitFest
             
18:30                       
18:45                       
19:00                         
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