Fri 1 March 2019
TIMEAl Ras 1, DFCAl Ras 2, DFCAl Ras 3, DFCAl Rimal, DFCAl Waha, DFCNovo Cinemas, DFCZaytoun, Crowne Plaza Hotel, DFC
10:0010:00-11:00
Women in History: Sue Nelson, Kate Pankhurst & Nicola Tallis
10:00-11:00
Ashis Ray: Laid to Rest – The Controversy Over Subhas Chandra Bose’s Death
10:00-11:00
Ross Montgomery: Max and the Millions
10:00-11:30
Why We Need Victims in Stories: Writing workshop with Matt Dickinson
10:00-11:00
Simple Things: Finding Happiness, Story Reading and Workshop with Rania Zbib Daher
   
10:15   
10:30   
10:45   
11:00           
11:15           
11:30             
11:45             
12:0012:00-13:00
Psychological Thrillers and Our Love of Dark Puzzles: Jessica Jarlvi, Karen Osman & Divyata Rajaram
12:00-13:00
James Owens: The World is Just a Book Away
12:00-13:00
Tony De Saulles: Why Does the World Need Bees? Meet Bee Boy and find out!
       
12:15       
12:30  12:30-13:30
Poetry Workshop: Workshop with Joshua Seigal
   
12:45     
13:00           
13:15           
13:30             
13:45             
14:00  14:00-15:00
Children’s Television Yesterday and Today: Ahlam Bsharat, Rania Zbib Daher & Amna Al Mansouri
14:00-15:00
Robin Stevens: Murder Most Unladylike
  14:00-15:00
Save Your Paper Bags!: A Workshop for Children with Mona Yakzan
   
14:15       
14:30       
14:45       
15:00             
15:15             
15:30             
15:45             
16:0016:00-17:00
Jane Hawking: From Fact to Film to Fiction
16:00-17:00
Megan Hess: Claris – The Chicest Mouse in Paris
16:00-17:00
Matt Dickinson: The Everest Files and other Mountaineering Musings
16:00-18:00
Twelve Techniques to Write an Unexpected End: Writing Workshop with Abdulwahab Alsayed Al-Rifaee
16:00-17:00
Sophie's Project: Interactive Reading Workshop with Asma Kalban
16:00-17:00
Is Social Media Killing Novels?: Mohamed Al Marzooqi, Abdullah Al Neaimi & Jaafar Salman
 
16:15 
16:30 
16:45 
17:00           
17:15           
17:30      17:30-19:00
The Memory Factory: Writing Workshop with Ahlam Bsharat
   
17:45         
18:0018:00-19:00
New Politics, Old Identities: Shereen Abouelnaga, Shahad Al Rawi & Jabbour Douaihy
18:00-19:00
Who Writes History?: Peter Frankopan & Martin Puchner
18:00-19:00
Taran Matharu: The Summoner Series
     
18:15     
18:3018:30-20:30
What? Why? How?: Writing Workshop with Nabiha Mheidly
   
18:45   
19:00          19:00-20:30
Poeticians with a PUNCH 4
19:15         
19:3019:30-20:30
Aladdin: Paulo Lemos Horta, Yasmine Seale
  19:30-20:30
Cassandra Clare and Holly Black: Bringing The King and Queen Tour to Dubai!
  19:30-20:30
Bothayna Al-Essa: Every Thing
19:45   
20:00   
20:15   
20:30  20:30-22:00
United By Words, United By Food Dinner
         
20:45           
21:00           
21:15           
21:30           
21:45           
22:00             
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Women in History: Sue Nelson, Kate Pankhurst & Nicola Tallis
Friday 1 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

A conversation about the legendary women who shaped the world, from fearsome monarchs, to ...

Ashis Ray: Laid to Rest – The Controversy Over Subhas Chandra Bose’s Death
Friday 1 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Authors: Ashis Ray

The controversy over the death of Subhas Chandra Bose, one of the heroes of the Indian freedom ...

Ross Montgomery: Max and the Millions
Friday 1 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

How would you feel if you discovered an entire microscopic world? This is exactly what happens to ...

Why We Need Victims in Stories: Writing workshop with Matt Dickinson
Friday 1 March, 10am-11.30am, Al Rimal, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 150

Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, Luke Skywalker… All great stories need a victim we can root for. In...

Simple Things: Finding Happiness, Story Reading and Workshop with Rania Zbib Daher
Friday 1 March, 10am-11am, Al Waha, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Learn to find happiness in simple things and learn about imaginative play in this workshop with ...

Psychological Thrillers and Our Love of Dark Puzzles: Jessica Jarlvi, Karen Osman & Divyata Rajaram
Friday 1 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Why do we find psychological thrillers so compelling? Our panel explores the challenges and ...

James Owens: The World is Just a Book Away
Friday 1 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Authors: James Owens

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what The Dalai Lama and Liam Neeson have in common, you ...

Tony De Saulles: Why Does the World Need Bees? Meet Bee Boy and find out!
Friday 1 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

The terrifyingly talented illustrator of the Horrible Science series welcomes you to an illustrated...

Poetry Workshop: Workshop with Joshua Seigal
Friday 1 March, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 100

Authors: Joshua Seigal

Do you enjoy writing poetry? Or would you like to start? Poet and performer Joshua Seigal will be ...

Children’s Television Yesterday and Today: Ahlam Bsharat, Rania Zbib Daher & Amna Al Mansouri
Friday 1 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Sesame Street, Sally, Captain Majed, the Smurfs, Adana & Lina, Heidi and many more.

Who did ...

Robin Stevens: Murder Most Unladylike
Friday 1 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Authors: Robin Stevens

Move over Sherlock Homes and Doctor Watson!

Can you solve mysteries and pit your wits against ...

Save Your Paper Bags!: A Workshop for Children with Mona Yakzan
Friday 1 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Waha, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Authors: Mona Yakzan

Using easily available materials including paper bags and cardboard, Mona Yakzan will teach you how...

Jane Hawking: From Fact to Film to Fiction
Friday 1 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Authors: Jane Hawking

Dr Jane Hawking shares the story of her extraordinary marriage to genius physicist Stephen ...

Megan Hess: Claris – The Chicest Mouse in Paris
Friday 1 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Authors: Megan Hess

Do you have dreams you would like to follow? Claris does! She is a mouse who finds the perfect ...

Matt Dickinson: The Everest Files and other Mountaineering Musings
Friday 1 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Do you have what it takes to be an adventurer? Come along and discover filmmaker Matt Dickinson’s ...

Twelve Techniques to Write an Unexpected End: Writing Workshop with Abdulwahab Alsayed Al-Rifaee
Friday 1 March, 4pm-6pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 300

Join writer and publisher Abdulwahab AlSayed Al-Rifaee in an interactive and informative writing ...

Sophie's Project: Interactive Reading Workshop with Asma Kalban
Friday 1 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Waha, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Authors: Asma Kalban

She is quiet, not very talkative and living in her own world. She spends most of her time making ...

Is Social Media Killing Novels?: Mohamed Al Marzooqi, Abdullah Al Neaimi & Jaafar Salman
Friday 1 March, 4pm-5pm, Novo Cinemas, DFC
Price: AED 75

Social media plays an important role in helping to increase readership and inspire discussion of ...

The Memory Factory: Writing Workshop with Ahlam Bsharat
Friday 1 March, 5.30pm-7pm, Al Waha, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 150

Authors: Ahlam Bsharat

Break your silence and write down your memories!

Award-winning author Ahlam Bsharat teaches this...

New Politics, Old Identities: Shereen Abouelnaga, Shahad Al Rawi & Jabbour Douaihy
Friday 1 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

How does political discourse shape our identities?

Our panel investigates the critical role ...

Who Writes History?: Peter Frankopan & Martin Puchner
Friday 1 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” ? Napoleon Bonaparte

Whether you agree with Napoleon or ...

Taran Matharu: The Summoner Series
Friday 1 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Authors: Taran Matharu

What would you do if you were accused of a crime you did not commit? For the hero of Taran ...

What? Why? How?: Writing Workshop with Nabiha Mheidly
Friday 1 March, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 300

What should I write?

Why am I writing?

How do I write it?

If you're truly serious about ...

Poeticians with a PUNCH 4
Friday 1 March, 7pm-8.30pm, Zaytoun, Crowne Plaza Hotel, DFC
Price: AED 75

A Festival favourite returns as the UAE-based poetry groups Poeticians and PUNCH Poetry reunite for an evening of readings from some of Dubai’s finest local talent.

Aladdin: Paulo Lemos Horta, Yasmine Seale
Friday 1 March, 7.30pm-8.30pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Everyone knows the story of Aladdin…, or do they? Since it was first added to The Arabian Nights in...

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black: Bringing The King and Queen Tour to Dubai!
Friday 1 March, 7.30pm-8.30pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Two major American authors bring their royal tour to Dubai!

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black have...

Bothayna Al-Essa: Every Thing
Friday 1 March, 7.30pm-8.30pm, Novo Cinemas, DFC
Price: AED 75

After four years of absence, Jassim returns to attend his father's funeral. He finds himself forced...

United By Words, United By Food Dinner
Friday 1 March, 8.30pm-10pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 250

Words are not the only thing that unite us.