Sat 9 Mar 2019
TIMEAl Amwaj, DFCAl Baraha 1, DFCAl Baraha 2, DFCAl Baraha 3, DFCAl Khayma, DFCAl Ras 1, DFCAl Ras 2, DFCAl Ras 3, DFCAl Rimal, DFCAl Waha, DFCAlMajlis, DFC
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09:3009:30-11:30
Finding Your Writing Voice: Workshop with Kim A. Page
  09:30-11:00
Let’s Do Drama: Workshop with Julia Johnson
    09:30-10:00
OUP Prize Giving
         
09:45               
10:0010:00-11:00
Red Queens, Risings, & a Shade of Grey: Victoria Aveyard, Pierce Brown & Jasper Fforde
    10:00-11:00
Gillian Cross: The Power of the Demon Headmaster
10:00-11:00
Gaurav Sinha: Compassion Inc
10:00-11:00
Jon Burgerman: How to Eat Pizza
  10:00-11:00
Let’s Get Creative with Isadora!: Workshop with Harriet Muncaster
 
10:15       
10:30       
10:45       
11:00                   
11:15                   
11:30                     
11:45                     
12:0012:00-14:00
How to Fast-Track Your Book: Workshop with Wendy Yorke
12:00-13:00
Under the Influence of Love: Amna Al Mansouri & Fahad Aloadah
12:00-13:00
Nicola Morgan: The Teenage Guide to Life Online
12:00-13:00
The Gravity of Brevity: Murzban F. Shroff, Allison K Williams & Hananah Zaheer
12:00-13:00
Create Your Happiness: Dr Abdullah Al Maghlooth & Dr Sherif Arafa
12:00-13:00
The Job Machine – Are We Becoming Obsolete?: Richard Baldwin, Dawn Metcalfe & Samuel I. Schwartz
12:00-13:00
Clare Mackintosh: Let Me Lie
12:00-13:00
Tom McLaughlin: It Happened by Accident!
12:00-13:30
Creating Characters Through Art: Art Workshop with You Jung Byun
12:00-13:30
Mr Oil: Workshop with Khaled Al Jaberi
 
12:15 
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14:00  14:00-15:00
Jasper Fforde: Early Riser
14:00-15:00
Letters on Letters: Zelda la Grange, Ian Rankin, Malachy Tallack & Hananah Zaheer
14:00-15:00
Maya Fidawi & Maitha Al Khayat: The Misfits
  14:00-15:00
The Future of Food: Trine Hahnemann & Majid Al Qassimi
14:00-15:00
When History Meets Fantasy: Courtney Brandt, Leo Carew & Rehan Khan
14:00-15:00
Ty Tashiro: Awkward
14:00-15:30
Grandfather's Prayer Beads: Workshop with Basemah Al-Wazzan
14:00-15:00
Paws off My Book!: Workshop with Fabi Santiago
14:00-17:00
Playwright Readings with Alex Broun
14:15   
14:30   
14:45   
15:0015:00-16:00
Let’s Write!: Writing Workshop with Pamela Butchart
               
15:15               
15:30                 
15:45                 
16:00  16:00-17:00
Writing Outside the Comfort Zone: Taleb Alrefai & Jessica Jarlvi
16:00-17:00
Pierce Brown: Red Rising
  16:00-17:00
What is Art For?: Lewis Hyde, Patricia Millns & Patricia Vigderman
16:00-17:00
Dr Abdullah Al Maghlooth: Tomorrow’s More Beautiful
16:00-17:00
Ambrose Parry: The Way of All Flesh
16:00-17:00
Sandhya Menon: From Twinkle with Love
16:00-17:00
Writing Riddles: Workshop with Chitra Soundar
16:00-17:30
How to Write a Novel: A Masterclass in 30 Tips with Annabel Kantaria
16:15   
16:3016:30-17:30
Dana Alblooshi: 13 Amazing Women of Arabia
 
16:45 
17:00                17:00-18:00
The Emirati Novel - Where to?: Amina Al Awad, Mohammed Al Serkal & Noura Shuhaill
17:15               
17:30                   
17:45                   
18:00  18:00-19:00
Katherine Ormerod: Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life
      18:00-19:30
Ahmad AlShugairi: Forty
         
18:15                 
18:30                 
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Finding Your Writing Voice: Workshop with Kim A. Page
Saturday 9 March, 9.30am-11.30am, Al Amwaj, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 300

Authors: Kim A. Page

Learn the creative writing method that gets you started and makes your text come alive. This method...

Let’s Do Drama: Workshop with Julia Johnson
Saturday 9 March, 9.30am-11am, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 150

Authors: Julia Johnson

Words can be tricky things and we can twist them to our own ends! Bring your drama talents with you...

OUP Prize Giving
Saturday 9 March, 9.30am-10am, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC

Join us to celebrate the winners of this year’s Oxford University Press Story Competition as they ...

Red Queens, Risings, & a Shade of Grey: Victoria Aveyard, Pierce Brown & Jasper Fforde
Saturday 9 March, 10am-11am, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

The colour spectrum can be a useful tool for fiction writers, particularly in the world of science ...

Gillian Cross: The Power of the Demon Headmaster
Saturday 9 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Authors: Gillian Cross

The Demon Headmaster continues to dream up evil schemes – how does Gillian think up the characters ...

Gaurav Sinha: Compassion Inc
Saturday 9 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Authors: Gaurav Sinha

Do you ever wonder how successful businesses can be used as a force for good? Do you sometimes feel conflicted by the principles of capitalism? …

Jon Burgerman: How to Eat Pizza
Saturday 9 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Authors: Jon Burgerman

Join Jon Burgerman to find out about the mysteries of eating pizza and explore how would you feel ...

Let’s Get Creative with Isadora!: Workshop with Harriet Muncaster
Saturday 9 March, 10am-11am, Al Waha, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 100

Harriet Muncaster loves everything magical, sparkly, and teeny-tiny. She has a passion for creating...

How to Fast-Track Your Book: Workshop with Wendy Yorke
Saturday 9 March, 12pm-2pm, Al Amwaj, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 300

Authors: Wendy Yorke

Literary agent, author coach, book editor and published author, Wendy Yorke presents how to fast ...

Under the Influence of Love: Amna Al Mansouri & Fahad Aloadah
Saturday 9 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Does romantic literature fully reflect the challenges of finding love and navigating social ...

Nicola Morgan: The Teenage Guide to Life Online
Saturday 9 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Authors: Nicola Morgan

What happens to us all – young and old – when we spend time on the internet? Nicola Morgan explores...

The Gravity of Brevity: Murzban F. Shroff, Allison K Williams & Hananah Zaheer
Saturday 9 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

“For sale: Baby shoes, never worn”

This infamous six-word story is just one example of how ...

Create Your Happiness: Dr Abdullah Al Maghlooth & Dr Sherif Arafa
Saturday 9 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

It’s time to take charge of your happiness and redesign your Happiness Blueprint.

Join Dr. ...

The Job Machine – Are We Becoming Obsolete?: Richard Baldwin, Dawn Metcalfe & Samuel I. Schwartz
Saturday 9 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

What will the future of the workplace look like and how is it already changing? Professor of ...

Clare Mackintosh: Let Me Lie
Saturday 9 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

The police say it was suicide.

Anna says it was murder.

They’re both wrong.

The latest novel from acclaimed crime writer Clare Mackintosh…

Tom McLaughlin: It Happened by Accident!
Saturday 9 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be president of the USA? Or maybe Prime Minister? ...

Creating Characters Through Art: Art Workshop with You Jung Byun
Saturday 9 March, 12pm-1.30pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 150

Authors: You Jung Byun

Would you love to illustrate your own stories? Let the talented artist You Jung Byun help you create the backdrop and landscape and then bring in the characters to tell the story.

Mr Oil: Workshop with Khaled Al Jaberi
Saturday 9 March, 12pm-1.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 100

Where does oil come from? The answer to this question is not as easy as you think!

Join Mr. Oil ...

Jasper Fforde: Early Riser
Saturday 9 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Authors: Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde, the New York Times bestselling author of The Eyre Affair, Shades of Grey and more, ...

Letters on Letters: Zelda la Grange, Ian Rankin, Malachy Tallack & Hananah Zaheer
Saturday 9 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

With the theme of the 2019 Festival being ‘United by Words’, what better way to celebrate ...

Maya Fidawi & Maitha Al Khayat: The Misfits
Saturday 9 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

You are in for a fun and mischievous time with the award-winning artist Maya Fidawi and author ...

The Future of Food: Trine Hahnemann & Majid Al Qassimi
Saturday 9 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

With recent warnings that humanity is on a tight schedule to get its act together when it comes to ...

When History Meets Fantasy: Courtney Brandt, Leo Carew & Rehan Khan
Saturday 9 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Come and hear what three writers of fantasy fiction have to say about the influence of real-world ...

Ty Tashiro: Awkward
Saturday 9 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Authors: Ty Tashiro

If you have ever felt gawky or clumsy, then you should know you are not alone. Psychologist and ...

Grandfather's Prayer Beads: Workshop with Basemah Al-Wazzan
Saturday 9 March, 2pm-3.30pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 100

''Holding his yellow prayer beads, rolling its beads, making a light sound Tic…Tic, a sound I have ...

Paws off My Book!: Workshop with Fabi Santiago
Saturday 9 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Waha, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 100

Authors: Fabi Santiago

Do you love books? Olaf the Giraffe does, and when he finds one he is very excited. But his animal...

Playwright Readings with Alex Broun
Saturday 9 March, 2pm-5pm, AlMajlis, InterContinental, DFC

In January this year the Emirates Literature Foundation launched a playwriting course run by ...

Let’s Write!: Writing Workshop with Pamela Butchart
Saturday 9 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Amwaj, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 100

Do you love writing stories and bringing your imaginary adventures to life on paper? The amazing Pamela Butchart is here to help you put your story together and bring your characters to life.

Writing Outside the Comfort Zone: Taleb Alrefai & Jessica Jarlvi
Saturday 9 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

‘Write what you know’ is a common piece of advice given to writers, but what happens when your ...

Pierce Brown: Red Rising
Saturday 9 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Authors: Pierce Brown

Darrow was a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future…

What is Art For?: Lewis Hyde, Patricia Millns & Patricia Vigderman
Saturday 9 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Everyone attending a literature festival can see the joy and appeal of books, art and creativity, ...

Dr Abdullah Al Maghlooth: Tomorrow’s More Beautiful
Saturday 9 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Today is better than yesterday, and tomorrow’s more beautiful than today. Each day we face ...

Ambrose Parry: The Way of All Flesh
Saturday 9 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Edinburgh, 1847. City of Medicine, Money, Murder.

Young women are being discovered dead across ...

Sandhya Menon: From Twinkle with Love
Saturday 9 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Authors: Sandhya Menon

Arranged marriages, film-making, being a geek; Sandhya Menon’s novels, When Dimple met Rishi and ...

Writing Riddles: Workshop with Chitra Soundar
Saturday 9 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 100

Like words, like puzzles? Then you will love writing your own riddles! Author Chitra Soundar will ...

How to Write a Novel: A Masterclass in 30 Tips with Annabel Kantaria
Saturday 9 March, 4pm-5.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 200

One of the best and oft-ignored tips for aspiring writers is to actually start writing. It sounds ...

Dana Alblooshi: 13 Amazing Women of Arabia
Saturday 9 March, 4.30pm-5.30pm, Al Amwaj, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

12 year-old Dana Alblooshi is wise beyond her years and the author of a new book, 13 Amazing Women ...

The Emirati Novel - Where to?: Amina Al Awad, Mohammed Al Serkal & Noura Shuhaill
Saturday 9 March, 5pm-6pm, AlMajlis, InterContinental, DFC

In this session, the panellists will discuss the important role of the Emirati novel in showcasing ...

Katherine Ormerod: Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life
Saturday 9 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

For any woman who has ever looked at her Instagram feed and thought, 'Who are these women, and how ...

Ahmad AlShugairi: Forty
Saturday 9 March, 6pm-7.30pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Rediscover yourself with Ahmed AlShugairi in this open and honest talk, which will take us on a ...