Writing/Publishing

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Ahmad Fakhouri: The Secret to Creating Viral Content

Ahmad Fakhouri: The Secret to Creating Viral Content

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 13:00-14:00Venue: Al Amwaj I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 3 
AED 60
The formula for disseminating news and information in contemporary media is alwa... Read More
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Workshops Adult
Alison Bonomi: Quick Pitches
Workshop

Alison Bonomi: Quick Pitches

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 11:30-13:30Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 4, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 14 
AED 150
Are you ready to pitch your novel? You have five minutes to present your one-pag... Read More
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Adult event
Annie Arsane Mattar: Crazy About #BookTok

Annie Arsane Mattar: Crazy About #BookTok

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 09:30-10:20Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 3, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 32 
AED 60
In a corner of Tiktok, one of the most popular social media platforms of our age... Read More
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Award Ceremonies
Announcing The Winners Of First Chapter – The ELF Seddiqi Writers' Fellowship

Announcing The Winners Of First Chapter – The ELF Seddiqi Writers' Fellowship

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 19:15-20:00Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: MultilanguageSession No: 7 
Free Entry
Grab a seat to discover the winners of year two of the region’s only global-stan... Read More
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Adult event
Book Sales in the Age of Social Media: Ahmad Fakhouri, Sami Al Batati & Huda Hamed

Book Sales in the Age of Social Media: Ahmad Fakhouri, Sami Al Batati & Huda Hamed

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 10:30-11:20Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 3, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: ArabicSession No: 36 
AED 60
Today’s writers and publishers have mastered the hashtag game and understand the... Read More
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Children's event
Christopher Edge: Top Tips for Young Writers

Christopher Edge: Top Tips for Young Writers

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 10:15-11:00Venue: Al Baraha II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: English
Age: 9+Session No: 11 
AED 40
Christopher Edge has written some essential guides for young writers, and in thi... Read More
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Free Event
Creative Writing Therapy: Workshop with Qasim Saudi

Creative Writing Therapy: Workshop with Qasim Saudi

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 17:30-18:00Venue: Al Riwaq I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 195 
Free Entry
Have you heard of creative writing therapy before? There is calmness in gatherin... Read More
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Adult event
Dr Rafia Ghubash: Between Ink & Impact - Writing Your Biography

Dr Rafia Ghubash: Between Ink & Impact - Writing Your Biography

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 19:00-20:00Venue: Al Riwaq I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 268 
AED 60
Writing a biography is a monumental task in which the author writes and wanders... Read More
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Award Ceremonies
Emirates LitFest Writing Prize & The Path to Publication: Louise Lamont & Luigi Bonomi

Emirates LitFest Writing Prize & The Path to Publication: Louise Lamont & Luigi Bonomi

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 18:00-19:00Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 9 
Free Entry
Our newly revamped and revitalised LitFest Writing Prize has attracted huge inte... Read More
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Workshops Adult
Exploring the Art of Compelling Storytelling: :Creative Writing Workshop with Jo Browning Wroe
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Exploring the Art of Compelling Storytelling: :Creative Writing Workshop with Jo Browning Wroe

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 10:00-12:00Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 10, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 231 
AED 250
Jo Browning Wroe is an outstanding tutor of creative writing. In this not- to-be... Read More
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Free Event
Feeding the Soul: Isobel Abulhoul, Colonel Jamila Al Zaabi & Zahra Abdalla

Feeding the Soul: Isobel Abulhoul, Colonel Jamila Al Zaabi & Zahra Abdalla

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 10:00-11:00Venue: Al Riwaq I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 69 
Free Entry
We are cooking up something very special for you! Join us to celebrate the laun... Read More
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Workshops Adult
How to Get an Agent: Masterclass with Felicity Blunt
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How to Get an Agent: Masterclass with Felicity Blunt

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 12:00-13:00Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 9, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 106 
AED 150
A good literary agent can launch your literary career like nothing else. But the... Read More
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Adult event
How to Market Your Book: Ahmed Al Ali, Amal Farah & Qasim Saudi

How to Market Your Book: Ahmed Al Ali, Amal Farah & Qasim Saudi

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 16:00-16:50Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 9, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: ArabicSession No: 71 
AED 60
We can’t hold a Publishing Day without trying to uncover how books make it to th... Read More
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Workshops Adult
How to Write & Publish Your Own Children’s Book : Masterclass with Louise Lamont
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How to Write & Publish Your Own Children’s Book : Masterclass with Louise Lamont

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 15:00-16:00Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 10, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 226 
AED 150
Writing for children is anything but easy and each category in children’s books ... Read More
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Workshops Adult
How to Write Your First Book: Workshop with Haji Jabir
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How to Write Your First Book: Workshop with Haji Jabir

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 17:00-18:30Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 9, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: ArabicSession No: 129 
AED 200
Have you started work on your debut novel? Do you have a golden idea that you wa... Read More
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Adult event
Jacks Thomas: Survival of the Fittest - Opportunities & Challenges for Publishing

Jacks Thomas: Survival of the Fittest - Opportunities & Challenges for Publishing

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 08:00-09:15Venue: MBRL Foyer, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: English
Simultaneous Translation: English to ArabicSession No: 76 
AED 60
Kicking off our Publishing Day is an inspiring keynote talk with Jacks Thomas. J... Read More
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Special Events
Jeffrey Archer : Do You Want to Write a Bestseller?

Jeffrey Archer : Do You Want to Write a Bestseller?

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 10:00-11:00Venue: Al Riwaq II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 61 
AED 75 - AED 100
When it comes to writing a bestselling novel, there is no better person to ask t... Read More
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Workshops Adult
Luigi Bonomi: Quick Pitches
Workshop

Luigi Bonomi: Quick Pitches

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 11:30-13:30Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 3, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 2 
AED 150
Are you ready to pitch your novel? You have five minutes to present your one-pag... Read More
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Adult event
Married to the Job: Angelo R. Lacuesta, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta & Katie & Kevin Tsang

Married to the Job: Angelo R. Lacuesta, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta & Katie & Kevin Tsang

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 14:30-15:30Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 85 
AED 60 - AED 75
Ever wondered what’s it like being married to another writer? Join husband-and-w... Read More
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Adult event
Mirrors & Doors in Publishing: Jessica Smith, Sadia Anwar & Shahd Al Shammari

Mirrors & Doors in Publishing: Jessica Smith, Sadia Anwar & Shahd Al Shammari

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 15:00-15:50Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 4, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 34 
AED 60
Inclusion in publishing is a topic that has been much discussed yet rarely acted... Read More
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