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Event 19 Future Folklore: Dubai Abulhoul, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Sjón

Friday 2 March, 6pm-7pm   Al Ras 3, InterContinental

What do our legends tell us about ourselves? And why is it important to remember? Our three writers have drawn on the cultural folklore of the UAE, Iceland and the Canary Islands – find out what happens when you transport ancient myth into modern tales.

Dubai Abulhoul published her first novel, Galagolia: The Hidden Divination, aged just 16. She recently wrote a series of children’s books that draw on Emirati folklore and explore the motives of ‘evil’ djinn.

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is the author of The Girl of Ink and Stars, a children’s fantasy book whose heroine rediscovers the forgotten folklore of the island of Joya.

Sjón’s novels draw heavily on Icelandic and world folklore as they challenge the modern world, with old stories speaking up in a new, disruptive voice.

This panel is moderated by Julia Wheeler.

Language:  English with Arabic translation.

Future Folklore: Dubai Abulhoul, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Sjón

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Event 12 Kiran Millwood Hargrave: The Girl of Ink & Stars

Friday 2 March, 2pm-3pm   Al Baraha 1, InterContinental

When Isabella’s best friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. With ink maps and her knowledge of the stars, can she navigate her island’s forgotten heart to find her friend?

Unbreakable friendships, dark secrets and legendary monsters abound in Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s bestselling and multi-award winning The Girl of Ink & Stars. Compared to fantasy greats such as Philip Pullman, Kiran’s star continues to rise with latest novel, The Island at the End of Everything.

Come and hear about Kiran’s love for myth and folklore – and why islands make such magical fictional worlds.

Kiran will be in conversation with Sally Mousa.

Language: English

Age Group: 8+

Kiran Millwood Hargrave: The Girl of Ink & Stars

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Event 848 Map My Story: Writing Workshop with Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Saturday 3 March, 2.30pm-4pm   Al Majlis, InterContinental

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an expert in magical island adventures – and this time, she wants to take you with her. Join Kiran for a unique creative writing workshop that focuses on mapmaking as a method of storytelling. This hands-on, interactive session will get you creating your own fictional island, complete with jungles, volcanoes, lagoons – whatever you choose! Then, you’ll write a brand new adventure set there….

The tutor: Kiran Millwood Hargrave is author of the bestselling The Girl of Ink & Stars and The Island at the End of Everything, and winner of Best Children’s Book at the British Book Awards 2017 and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017.

Ticket admits 1 child and 1 accompanying adult.

All materials provided.

Language: English

Age Group: 8-12

Map My Story: Writing Workshop with Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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