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Sat 4 March 2017
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Al Ras 1, InterContinentalAl Ras 2, InterContinentalAl Ras 3, InterContinentalAl Baraha 1, InterContinentalAl Baraha 2, InterContinentalAl Baraha 3, InterContinentalAl Khayma, InterContinentalAl Rimal, InterContinentalAl Waha, InterContinental
10:0010:00-11:00
Alan Titchmarsh Meets the Desert Gardeners
10:00-11:00
The Golden Age of Murder
10:00-11:00
Foreign Correspondents: Stories from the Front Line
10:00-10:30
Oxford University Press Prize Giving
10:00-11:00
A Voyage Through Air
10:00-11:00
Virtual Reality: The New Frontier of Storytelling
10:00-11:00
The Story Maker
10:00-11:30
Let’s Cook Up a Story
10:00-11:00
How to Learn a Language – in an Hour!
10:15
10:3010:30-11:30
Unicorn in New York
10:45
11:00             
11:15             
11:3011:30-12:30
Journey to Modern India (with a Crime-fighting Elephant!)
11:30-12:30
From Austen to Tolstoy: Screen Classics with Andrew Davies
11:30-12:30
Who Runs the World?: Diversity in Entertainment
  11:30-12:30
Tales of a Saudi in Latin America
11:30-12:30
Horrid Henry Says Goodbye
11:30-12:30
Let Your Imagination Fly
  11:30-13:30
The Write Formula 1
11:45   
12:00  12:00-13:30
A Trip to the Garden of Ideas
12:15 
12:30             
12:45             
13:00      13:00-13:30
The Taaleem Award Prize Giving
     
13:15           
13:3013:30-14:30
A Place Called Winter: Patrick Gale in Conversation
13:30-14:30
Eagles of the Empire: Roman Military Fiction
13:30-14:30
The Orwell Lecture: A World Turned Upside Down?
13:30-14:30
Vikings and Arthurian Knights : Legendary Journeys
13:30-14:30
Journey to the Stars: Space Colonisation in Fact and Fiction
  13:30-14:30
My Mum’s Pretty Veil
   
13:45     
14:00  14:00-15:00
We're in the Wrong Workshop!
 
14:15   
14:30          14:30-16:00
The Great British Afternoon Tea: with Nadiya Hussain
  14:30-16:30
The Write Formula 2
14:45           
15:0015:00-16:00
The Angels Die: Yasmina Khadra in Conversation
15:00-16:00
Truly Criminal: The Inspiration Behind Cases
15:00-16:00
Dr Emily's Surprising Science
15:00-16:00
The 2017 Montegrappa Writing Prize
15:00-16:00
Wanderlust: Beyond the Comfort Zone
15:00-16:00
A Boy Made of Blocks
 
15:15 
15:30 
15:45 
16:00              16:00-17:30
Let's Write a Story
16:15             
16:30               
16:45               
17:0017:00-18:00
Trowel and Error: Alan Titchmarsh in Conversation
17:00-18:00
The Kindness of Enemies
17:00-18:00
Nujeen’s Incredible Journey
17:00-18:00
Myth and Mythconception
17:00-18:00
The 2017 Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Lifetime Achievement Award
17:00-18:00
Journey into the Underworld with the Monstrous Child
17:00-18:00
Inside Dubai: A City in Pictures
17:00-19:00
The Write Formula 3
17:15
17:30 
17:45 
18:00              18:00-20:00
Voicing Your Opinions: Writing a Hit Column
18:15             
18:3018:30-19:30
So You've Been Publicly Shamed: Jon Ronson on Finding Tolerance in an Angry World
18:30-19:45
Montegrappa Winners: The Secrets of Success
18:30-19:30
Hell and High Water
18:30-19:30
StoryCode: Game-based Storytelling
  18:30-19:30
Jeffrey Archer: The Art of Storytelling
18:30-20:00
How to Write Vibrant Children's Stories
18:45 
19:00   
19:15   
19:30           
19:45             
20:00  20:00-21:00
The Rise of the UAE
20:00-21:00
Lights, Camera, Austen!: Andrew Davies' Austen Adaptations
  20:00-22:00
Cook for Syria
       
20:15           
20:30           
20:45           
21:00               
21:15               
21:30               
21:45               
22:00                 
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Alan Titchmarsh Meets the Desert Gardeners
Saturday 4 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

How easy is it to have a beautiful garden using only plants that can survive the harsh desert ...

The Golden Age of Murder
Saturday 4 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“To a lover of detective stories, what more teasing challenge than to solve the mysteries of the ...

Foreign Correspondents: Stories from the Front Line
Saturday 4 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“The foreign correspondent is frequently the only means of getting an important story told, or of ...

Oxford University Press Prize Giving
Saturday 4 March, 10am-10.30am, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental

It’s time to announce the winners of the 2017 Oxford University Press Short Story Competition, and ...

A Voyage Through Air
Saturday 4 March, 10am-11am, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Take a trip to another dimension….

Be among the first to find out what happens in A Voyage ...

Virtual Reality: The New Frontier of Storytelling
Saturday 4 March, 10am-11am, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“We need to create experiences that elevate this technology beyond a geeky gimmick into the ...

The Story Maker
Saturday 4 March, 10am-11am, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

When the Story Maker comes to the village on her bicycle, everyone comes to find out what her story...

Let’s Cook Up a Story
Saturday 4 March, 10am-11.30am, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

Let’s prepare the main ingredients to cook up a story! Join Maitha Al Khayat in this active ...

How to Learn a Language – in an Hour!
Saturday 4 March, 10am-11am, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

Authors: Zora O'Neill

Zora O’Neill travelled the Arab world on a mission to learn Arabic as it is spoken, but that’s not ...

Unicorn in New York
Saturday 4 March, 10:30am-11.30am, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

It’s time to announce the winners of the 2017 Oxford University Press Short Story Competition, and ...

Journey to Modern India (with a Crime-fighting Elephant!)
Saturday 4 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Vaseem Khan

“I could not have written this novel without those ten years of incredible experiences.” – Vaseem ...

From Austen to Tolstoy: Screen Classics with Andrew Davies
Saturday 4 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Andrew Davies

“I bring it to life and present things I found brilliant in the book, as thrillingly as I can.” – ...

Who Runs the World?: Diversity in Entertainment
Saturday 4 March, 11:30am-12:30pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

'Diversity is not a trend, it is simply life.'' - Sana Amanat

A new generation of women are ...

Tales of a Saudi in Latin America
Saturday 4 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Social media phenomenon and author of Tales of a Saudi in Europe, Abdullah Al Jumah, returns to the...

Horrid Henry Says Goodbye
Saturday 4 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Horrid Henry is a phenomenon – more than 20 million books starring Francesca Simon’s mischievous ...

Let Your Imagination Fly
Saturday 4 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Sonia Nimr

Will the prince find someone to tell him a story that begins and ends with a lie? How could a girl ...

The Write Formula 1
Saturday 4 March, 11.30am-1.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 150

If you want an agent’s detailed feedback on your manuscript-in-progress, this is the session for ...

A Trip to the Garden of Ideas
Saturday 4 March, 12pm-1.30pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

Authors: Amal Farah

Little Amal broke free from the laziness monster and escaped to the ideas garden to write her ...

The Taaleem Award Prize Giving
Saturday 4 March, 1pm-1.30pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental

The Taaleem Poetry Award celebrates young poets. This year’s prize will be presented ...

A Place Called Winter: Patrick Gale in Conversation
Saturday 4 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Patrick Gale

“No-one would ever tell me a convincing reason why this had happened, so what I set out to do in ...

Eagles of the Empire: Roman Military Fiction
Saturday 4 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Simon Scarrow

“I really don’t need this kind of competition.” – Bernard Cornwell on Simon Scarrow

Simon ...

The Orwell Lecture: A World Turned Upside Down?
Saturday 4 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.” – George Orwell...

Vikings and Arthurian Knights : Legendary Journeys
Saturday 4 March, 1pm-2.30pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

The Taaleem Poetry Award celebrates young poets, and for this year’s prize giving we are joined by ...

Journey to the Stars: Space Colonisation in Fact and Fiction
Saturday 4 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“What I really want to try to achieve here is to make Mars seem possible – like it’s something we ...

My Mum’s Pretty Veil
Saturday 4 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Join this interactive session with children’s author and Festival favourite Maitha Al Khayat, in ...

We're in the Wrong Workshop!
Saturday 4 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 100

Authors: Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne, author and illustrator of This Book Just Ate My Dog, We’re in the Wrong Book and ...

The Great British Afternoon Tea: with Nadiya Hussain
Saturday 4 March, 2.30pm-4pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 250

"When it's a cake like this, you've got to get the spirit level out." – Nadiya Hussain on...

The Write Formula 2
Saturday 4 March, 2.30pm-4.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 150

If you want an agent’s detailed feedback on your manuscript-in-progress, this is the session for ...

The Angels Die: Yasmina Khadra in Conversation
Saturday 4 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“The Angels Die was, for me, an opportunity to revisit a time that I feel has been unjustly ignored...

Truly Criminal: The Inspiration Behind Cases
Saturday 4 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

If you have ever wondered where crime writers get their ideas, this session, moderated by Liz ...

Dr Emily's Surprising Science
Saturday 4 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

“Any type of person can be a scientist as long as you are excited by Science and want to gain a ...

The 2017 Montegrappa Writing Prize
Saturday 4 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

It’s time to award the eagerly anticipated 2017 Montegrappa Prize. This prestigious writing ...

Wanderlust: Beyond the Comfort Zone
Saturday 4 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“The mental liberation we experience while travelling is advantageous not only in exploring unseen ...

A Boy Made of Blocks
Saturday 4 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Keith Stuart

“Life puts up so many barriers to people who are different. Any tool that helps us to appreciate ...

Let's Write a Story
Saturday 4 March, 4pm-5.30pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

Do you like to write and draw? Join author Sahar Naja Mahfouz who will show you how to turn words, ...

Trowel and Error: Alan Titchmarsh in Conversation
Saturday 4 March, 5pm-6pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“The world indoors has never held any attraction for me, except in the worst of weathers.” – Alan ...

The Kindness of Enemies
Saturday 4 March, 5pm-6pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“As Leila Aboulela’s new novel reminds us, to ask where we come from, to choose where we belong, is...

Nujeen’s Incredible Journey
Saturday 4 March, 5pm-6pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

'You should fight to get what you want in this world.'' – Nujeen Mustafa

When Nujeen Mustafa’s ...

Myth and Mythconception
Saturday 4 March, 5pm-6pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

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

The 2017 Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Lifetime Achievement Award
Saturday 4 March, 5pm-6pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental

Join us once again for the Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Lifetime Achievement Award...

Journey into the Underworld with the Monstrous Child
Saturday 4 March, 5pm-6pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Hel is not just any teenager – she is also Queen of the Underworld, with a wolf and a snake for ...

Inside Dubai: A City in Pictures
Saturday 4 March, 5pm-6pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Award-winning photographer Jalal Abuthina is known for his striking images of Dubai, which are ...

The Write Formula 3
Saturday 4 March, 5pm-7pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 150

Authors: Eve White

If you want an agent’s detailed feedback on your manuscript-in-progress, this is the session for ...

Voicing Your Opinions: Writing a Hit Column
Saturday 4 March, 6pm-8pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 325

Authors: Mehr Tarar

Have you ever dreamed of writing for a national newspaper – or having the world follow your every ...

So You've Been Publicly Shamed: Jon Ronson on Finding Tolerance in an Angry World
Saturday 4 March, 6.30pm-7.30pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“We are defining the boundaries of normality by tearing apart the people outside it.” – Jon ...

Montegrappa Winners: The Secrets of Success
Saturday 4 March, 6.30pm-7.45pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

The Montegrappa Prize has proved adept at identifying great writers among the UAE’s writing ...

Hell and High Water
Saturday 4 March, 6.30pm-7.30pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Tanya Landman

“I like to go back to the dangerous past, where there were no rules, no safety nets and where ...

StoryCode: Game-based Storytelling
Saturday 4 March, 6.30pm-7.30pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“The key is to make the game the thing, make it fun, and the books become secondary... the reward ...

Jeffrey Archer: The Art of Storytelling
Saturday 4 March, 6.30pm-7.30pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“As I write, I’m wondering what will happen on the next page. My theory is: If I wonder what will…

How to Write Vibrant Children's Stories
Saturday 4 March, 6.30pm-8pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

Children’s stories capture the imaginations of children by engaging their emotions and making them ...

The Rise of the UAE
Saturday 4 March, 8pm-9pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

“These countries and the region boast one of the longest historical spans in the world.” – JE ...

Lights, Camera, Austen!: Andrew Davies' Austen Adaptations
Saturday 4 March, 8pm-9pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Andrew Davies

“Since it came out, every cultural reference to Jane Austen, and every adaptation, has had as much ...

Cook for Syria
Saturday 4 March, 8pm-10pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 250

In this Year of Giving, the Emirates Literature Foundation is proud to host a fundraising event...