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Let Your Imagination Fly

Event 176 Saturday 4 March, 11.30am-12.30pm Al Khayma, InterContinental

Authors: Sonia Nimr
Will the prince find someone to tell him a story that begins and ends with a lie? How could a girl attend her own grandparents’ wedding? How did she fly in the sky like a meteor?

A lively, interactive session with writer and storyteller Sonia Nimr, who shares her side-splitting and surprising tales from Palestinian folklore.

Sonia has published numerous books for children and young adults, including Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands, which won the 2014 Etisalat Prize for children’s books. She is a master storyteller and not to be missed!

Language: Arabic

Age Group: 9+

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Myth and Mythconception

Event 51 Saturday 4 March, 5pm-6pm Al Baraha 1, InterContinental

“The old stories have a lot of wit, riddles and imagination in them.” AbdullAziz AlMusallam, on Emirati folk tales

How much can you learn about a culture from its stories? Each of our panellists has committed themselves to preserving and retelling folk tales – together they explore the world of mythology.

Kevin Crossley-Holland is an expert in Norse mythology and the author of The Penguin Book of Norse Myths. He has also translated Beowulf and used Arthurian legend as the basis for his Arthur Trilogy.

Sonia Nimr is a Palestinian author on a mission to preserve oral history and traditional stories. Her collection of folk stories in colloquial Arabic, Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands, won the 2013 Etisalat Book Award.

Language: Arabic, English with simultaneous translation

Myth and Mythconception

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Writing Successfully for Young Adults: Find Out How

Event 806 Friday 3 March, 4.30pm-6pm Al Waha, InterContinental

Authors: Sonia Nimr
This workshop will help you to build your novel-writing skills through learning new techniques, ensuring the language is accessible and the plot compelling.

Tutor Sonia Nimr writes with a distinctive style that mixes the basic writing ingredients with rich descriptive language. Her writing takes a fun, human approach to traditional culture and folklore, in language that speaks to modern young adults and inspires their imaginations.

The workshop is open to anyone who wants to write for young adults – whether you are just starting out or an existing YA writer trying to improve your style.

The tutor: Sonia Nimr is a Palestinian author and storyteller who has published numerous books for Children and Young Adults. She is the author of Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands

Language: Arabic

Writing Successfully for Young Adults: Find Out How

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