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A Place Called Winter: Patrick Gale in Conversation

Event 49 Saturday 4 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm Al Ras 1, InterContinental

Authors: Patrick Gale
“No-one would ever tell me a convincing reason why this had happened, so what I set out to do in the book was make it up, come up with an emotionally satisfying story.” – Patrick Gale

In Patrick Gale’s new book A Place Called Winter, Harry Cane is forced to leave his privileged life behind and settle in Winter, Saskatchewan – which is just the beginning of a journey of self-discovery.

This powerful novel was inspired by the real-life mystery of Gale’s own great-grandfather, a semi-mythical figure who disappeared to Canada. Prepare to be gripped by the stories of both the real and the fictional Harry Cane.

Language: English

A Place Called Winter: Patrick Gale in Conversation

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All Memory is Fiction

Event 19 Friday 3 March, 6pm-7pm Al Khayma, InterContinental

'Memory runs to the heart of narrative; to our personal narratives. We comfort ourselves by gently re-editing our own story.” – Patrick Gale

Two authors who have been widely praised for the psychological insights in their writing discuss the role memory plays in creating a powerful work of fiction.

Patrick Gale is the author of Notes from an Exhibition and A Place Called Winter, among others – books in which memory, and the ways people define themselves, are crucial themes.

Annabel Kantaria’s gripping novels Coming Home and The Disappearance explore how our memories can obscure the truths of the past – and in her upcoming book we will meet a woman who tricks her husband into thinking he is losing his memory.

Language: English

All Memory is Fiction

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Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel Class

Event 902 Sunday 5 March, 9.30am-12.30pm Al Rimal, InterContinental

Authors: Patrick Gale
Are you already working on your novel? Are you teetering on the brink of starting? Why not join us at the biggest Festival of Literature in the Middle East, which will provide the creative backdrop to let you hone your writing skills in the company of world-class writers? Patrick Gale, award-winning writer and experienced tutor, will be on hand to look at all aspects of bringing your writing to life, including how you build your characters, create a sense of place, and choose your point of view, as well as the crafts of dialogue, structure and editing.

This course is for writers who have already started their journey and will require a submission of some of your writing. Once you sign up, Patrick will let you know exactly what he is looking for. He will bring out the best of your creativity; this course will see you creating new pieces of work that will form the basis for discussion in the group. After three days, including a final Q & A session to address any specific concerns, you should be able to go back to your novel with renewed enthusiasm and energy.

Highlights of the three days include being part of a small group (maximum 15) with Patrick as the tutor. There will be time for quiet writing, as well as the chance to hear from editors, agents and publishers at organized talks as well as in more informal social settings.

No trip to Dubai would be complete without a trip to the desert, and you will have the chance to join us for an evening on the dunes under the stars, enjoying dinner in the company of some of our Festival authors.

The fee includes the writing workshops, talks, lunch and dinner, including the trip to the desert.

Click here to book accommodation at the 5* Crowne Plaza Festival City and the course takes place in the adjoining Event Centre

Click here to download the course outline.

If you have any questions, please contact: Yvette.judge@emirateslitfest.com

Language: English

Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel Class

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Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel Class

Event 903 Sunday 5 March, 2.15pm-5pm Al Rimal, InterContinental

Authors: Patrick Gale
Are you already working on your novel? Are you teetering on the brink of starting? Why not join us at the biggest Festival of Literature in the Middle East, which will provide the creative backdrop to let you hone your writing skills in the company of world-class writers? Patrick Gale, award-winning writer and experienced tutor, will be on hand to look at all aspects of bringing your writing to life, including how you build your characters, create a sense of place, and choose your point of view, as well as the crafts of dialogue, structure and editing.

This course is for writers who have already started their journey and will require a submission of some of your writing. Once you sign up, Patrick will let you know exactly what he is looking for. He will bring out the best of your creativity; this course will see you creating new pieces of work that will form the basis for discussion in the group. After three days, including a final Q & A session to address any specific concerns, you should be able to go back to your novel with renewed enthusiasm and energy.

Highlights of the three days include being part of a small group (maximum 15) with Patrick as the tutor. There will be time for quiet writing, as well as the chance to hear from editors, agents and publishers at organized talks as well as in more informal social settings.

No trip to Dubai would be complete without a trip to the desert, and you will have the chance to join us for an evening on the dunes under the stars, enjoying dinner in the company of some of our Festival authors.

The fee includes the writing workshops, talks, lunch and dinner, including the trip to the desert.

Click here to book accommodation at the 5* Crowne Plaza Festival City and the course takes place in the adjoining Event Centre

Click here to download the course outline.

If you have any questions, please contact: Yvette.judge@emirateslitfest.com

Language: English

Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel Class

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Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel Class

Event 910 Monday 6 March, 9.30am-12.30pm Al Rimal, InterContinental

Authors: Patrick Gale
Are you already working on your novel? Are you teetering on the brink of starting? Why not join us at the biggest Festival of Literature in the Middle East, which will provide the creative backdrop to let you hone your writing skills in the company of world-class writers? Patrick Gale, award-winning writer and experienced tutor, will be on hand to look at all aspects of bringing your writing to life, including how you build your characters, create a sense of place, and choose your point of view, as well as the crafts of dialogue, structure and editing.

This course is for writers who have already started their journey and will require a submission of some of your writing. Once you sign up, Patrick will let you know exactly what he is looking for. He will bring out the best of your creativity; this course will see you creating new pieces of work that will form the basis for discussion in the group. After three days, including a final Q & A session to address any specific concerns, you should be able to go back to your novel with renewed enthusiasm and energy.

Highlights of the three days include being part of a small group (maximum 15) with Patrick as the tutor. There will be time for quiet writing, as well as the chance to hear from editors, agents and publishers at organized talks as well as in more informal social settings.

No trip to Dubai would be complete without a trip to the desert, and you will have the chance to join us for an evening on the dunes under the stars, enjoying dinner in the company of some of our Festival authors.

The fee includes the writing workshops, talks, lunch and dinner, including the trip to the desert.

Click here to book accommodation at the 5* Crowne Plaza Festival City and the course takes place in the adjoining Event Centre

Click here to download the course outline.

If you have any questions, please contact: Yvette.judge@emirateslitfest.com

Language: English

Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel Class

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Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel Class

Event 911 Monday 6 March, 2.45pm-5pm Al Rimal, InterContinental

Authors: Patrick Gale
Are you already working on your novel? Are you teetering on the brink of starting? Why not join us at the biggest Festival of Literature in the Middle East, which will provide the creative backdrop to let you hone your writing skills in the company of world-class writers? Patrick Gale, award-winning writer and experienced tutor, will be on hand to look at all aspects of bringing your writing to life, including how you build your characters, create a sense of place, and choose your point of view, as well as the crafts of dialogue, structure and editing.

This course is for writers who have already started their journey and will require a submission of some of your writing. Once you sign up, Patrick will let you know exactly what he is looking for. He will bring out the best of your creativity; this course will see you creating new pieces of work that will form the basis for discussion in the group. After three days, including a final Q & A session to address any specific concerns, you should be able to go back to your novel with renewed enthusiasm and energy.

Highlights of the three days include being part of a small group (maximum 15) with Patrick as the tutor. There will be time for quiet writing, as well as the chance to hear from editors, agents and publishers at organized talks as well as in more informal social settings.

No trip to Dubai would be complete without a trip to the desert, and you will have the chance to join us for an evening on the dunes under the stars, enjoying dinner in the company of some of our Festival authors.

The fee includes the writing workshops, talks, lunch and dinner, including the trip to the desert.

Click here to book accommodation at the 5* Crowne Plaza Festival City and the course takes place in the adjoining Event Centre

Click here to download the course outline.

If you have any questions, please contact: Yvette.judge@emirateslitfest.com

Language: English

Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel Class

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Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel Class

Event 918 Tuesday 7 March, 9am-12pm Al Rimal, InterContinental

Authors: Patrick Gale
Are you already working on your novel? Are you teetering on the brink of starting? Why not join us at the biggest Festival of Literature in the Middle East, which will provide the creative backdrop to let you hone your writing skills in the company of world-class writers? Patrick Gale, award-winning writer and experienced tutor, will be on hand to look at all aspects of bringing your writing to life, including how you build your characters, create a sense of place, and choose your point of view, as well as the crafts of dialogue, structure and editing.

This course is for writers who have already started their journey and will require a submission of some of your writing. Once you sign up, Patrick will let you know exactly what he is looking for. He will bring out the best of your creativity; this course will see you creating new pieces of work that will form the basis for discussion in the group. After three days, including a final Q & A session to address any specific concerns, you should be able to go back to your novel with renewed enthusiasm and energy.

Highlights of the three days include being part of a small group (maximum 15) with Patrick as the tutor. There will be time for quiet writing, as well as the chance to hear from editors, agents and publishers at organized talks as well as in more informal social settings.

No trip to Dubai would be complete without a trip to the desert, and you will have the chance to join us for an evening on the dunes under the stars, enjoying dinner in the company of some of our Festival authors.

The fee includes the writing workshops, talks, lunch and dinner, including the trip to the desert.

Click here to book accommodation at the 5* Crowne Plaza Festival City and the course takes place in the adjoining Event Centre

Click here to download the course outline.

If you have any questions, please contact: Yvette.judge@emirateslitfest.com

Language: English

Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel Class

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Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel: Conclusion and Q&A

Event 919 Tuesday 7 March, 2.30pm-6pm Al Rimal, InterContinental

Authors: Patrick Gale
Are you already working on your novel? Are you teetering on the brink of starting? Why not join us at the biggest Festival of Literature in the Middle East, which will provide the creative backdrop to let you hone your writing skills in the company of world-class writers? Patrick Gale, award-winning writer and experienced tutor, will be on hand to look at all aspects of bringing your writing to life, including how you build your characters, create a sense of place, and choose your point of view, as well as the crafts of dialogue, structure and editing.

This course is for writers who have already started their journey and will require a submission of some of your writing. Once you sign up, Patrick will let you know exactly what he is looking for. He will bring out the best of your creativity; this course will see you creating new pieces of work that will form the basis for discussion in the group. After three days, including a final Q & A session to address any specific concerns, you should be able to go back to your novel with renewed enthusiasm and energy.

Highlights of the three days include being part of a small group (maximum 15) with Patrick as the tutor. There will be time for quiet writing, as well as the chance to hear from editors, agents and publishers at organized talks as well as in more informal social settings.

No trip to Dubai would be complete without a trip to the desert, and you will have the chance to join us for an evening on the dunes under the stars, enjoying dinner in the company of some of our Festival authors.

The fee includes the writing workshops, talks, lunch and dinner, including the trip to the desert.

Click here to book accommodation at the 5* Crowne Plaza Festival City and the course takes place in the adjoining Event Centre

Click here to download the course outline.

If you have any questions, please contact: Yvette.judge@emirateslitfest.com

Language: English

Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel: Conclusion and Q&A

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