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Creative Writing Course - Start-up Writing Class

Event 916 Tuesday 7 March, 9am-12pm Al Waha, InterContinental

Authors: Sue Moorcroft
Have you always wanted to write but don’t quite know where to start? Perhaps you already have the material but don’t know it! Join experienced tutor Sue Moorcroft, who can give you the tools to create your characters, build a sense of place and take that germ of an idea and craft it into the beginnings of your novel.

Liz Fenwick, who is the author of several novels and has been a Festival author in the past, has this to say about Sue:

'Sue is a lively, engaged and experienced teacher. She brings her own experience as an award winning novelist to her practical and inspiring courses. Before I was published I was lucky enough to attend one of her classes of characterisation. My novel Under A Cornish Sky was born from the exercise we did that day. Since then at every opportunity I get I jump at the chance to attend anything Sue is teaching.'

Highlights of the three days include being part of a small group (maximum 15) with Sue as the tutor. There will be time for quiet writing, as well as the chance to hear from editors, agents and publishers at organized talks as well as in more informal social settings.

No trip to Dubai would be complete without a trip to the desert, and you will have the chance to join us for an evening on the dunes under the stars, enjoying dinner in the company of some of our Festival authors.

The fee includes the writing workshops, talks, lunch and dinner, including the trip to the desert.

Click here to book accommodation at the 5* Crowne Plaza Festival City and the course takes place in the adjoining Event Centre

Click here to download the course outline.

If you have any questions, please contact: Yvette.judge@emirateslitfest.com

Language: English

Creative Writing Course - Start-up Writing Class

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Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel Class

Event 918 Tuesday 7 March, 9am-12pm Al Rimal, InterContinental

Authors: Patrick Gale
Are you already working on your novel? Are you teetering on the brink of starting? Why not join us at the biggest Festival of Literature in the Middle East, which will provide the creative backdrop to let you hone your writing skills in the company of world-class writers? Patrick Gale, award-winning writer and experienced tutor, will be on hand to look at all aspects of bringing your writing to life, including how you build your characters, create a sense of place, and choose your point of view, as well as the crafts of dialogue, structure and editing.

This course is for writers who have already started their journey and will require a submission of some of your writing. Once you sign up, Patrick will let you know exactly what he is looking for. He will bring out the best of your creativity; this course will see you creating new pieces of work that will form the basis for discussion in the group. After three days, including a final Q & A session to address any specific concerns, you should be able to go back to your novel with renewed enthusiasm and energy.

Highlights of the three days include being part of a small group (maximum 15) with Patrick as the tutor. There will be time for quiet writing, as well as the chance to hear from editors, agents and publishers at organized talks as well as in more informal social settings.

No trip to Dubai would be complete without a trip to the desert, and you will have the chance to join us for an evening on the dunes under the stars, enjoying dinner in the company of some of our Festival authors.

The fee includes the writing workshops, talks, lunch and dinner, including the trip to the desert.

Click here to book accommodation at the 5* Crowne Plaza Festival City and the course takes place in the adjoining Event Centre

Click here to download the course outline.

If you have any questions, please contact: Yvette.judge@emirateslitfest.com

Language: English

Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel Class

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Creative Writing Course - Writing for Children (English) Class

Event 920 Tuesday 7 March, 9am-12pm Al Khayma, InterContinental

Authors: Tamsyn Murray
Are you interested in writing for children? Join Tamsyn Murray, author of fiction for children of all ages, and tutor at City University in London, and discover how to bring your characters to life! Style, plot, creating a sense of place and engaging a young audience will all be included in the classes; you just need to bring your ideas and creativity along.

Highlights of the three days include being part of a small group (maximum 15) with Tamsyn as the tutor. There will be time for quiet writing, as well as the chance to hear from and engage with top editors, agents and publishers, who will all be in Dubai for a Publishing Conference.

No trip to Dubai would be complete without a trip to the desert, and you will have the chance to join us for an evening amongst the dunes under the stars, enjoying dinner in the company of some of our Festival authors.

The fee includes the writing workshops, talks, lunch and dinner, including the desert trip.

Click here to download the course outline.

If you have any questions, please contact: Yvette.judge@emirateslitfest.com

Language: English

Creative Writing Course - Writing for Children (English) Class

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Creative Writing Course - Writing for Children and Young Adults (Arabic) Class

Event 928 Tuesday 7 March, 9am-12pm Al Majlis, InterContinental

Are you interested in writing for children or young adults? And do you want to take your writing to the next level? Join Fatima Sharafeddine, author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, a number of which have been translated into different languages. 

The three day course will cover writing for children and young adults. Fatima will help you to bring your ideas to reality, building the plot, style and characters while creating a story that has a sense of place and is engaging for the appropriate age group. She will also instruct on editing and advise on how to submit your book to a publisher.

You are required to submit an example of your writing in advance. If you are writing for children, then you need to submit the full story; if writing for young adults you need to submit a representative sample of 500-1000 words.

Highlights of the three days include being part of a small group (maximum 15) with Fatima as the tutor. There will be time for quiet writing, as well as the chance to hear from and engage with top editors, agents and publishers, who will all be in Dubai for a Publishing Conference.

No event in Dubai would be complete without an opportunity to visit the desert, and you will have the chance to join us for an evening amongst the dunes under the stars, enjoying dinner in the company of some of our Festival authors.

The fee includes the writing workshops, talks, lunch and dinner, including the desert trip.

Click here to book accommodation at the 5* Crowne Plaza Festival City and the course takes place in the adjoining Event Centre

Fatima Sharafeddine is a Lebanese author and translator of books for children and young adults. She has run workshops in several countries to help aspiring authors improve their writing in Arabic.

She has won several literary prizes for her work, including her YA novel Faten (The Servant) being chosen as one of the best five YA books of 2015 by Norway’s National TV Channel and her children’s book Semsem in Mom’s Tummy was shortlisted for the 2015 Etisalat Award.

Click here to download the course outline. 

If you have any questions, please contact: Hend.Saeed@emirateslitfest.com

Language: Arabic

Creative Writing Course - Writing for Children and Young Adults (Arabic) Class

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Creative Writing Course - Start-up Writing Conclusion and Group Feedback

Event 917 Tuesday 7 March, 2.30pm-6pm Al Waha, InterContinental

Authors: Sue Moorcroft
Have you always wanted to write but don’t quite know where to start? Perhaps you already have the material but don’t know it! Join experienced tutor Sue Moorcroft, who can give you the tools to create your characters, build a sense of place and take that germ of an idea and craft it into the beginnings of your novel.

Liz Fenwick, who is the author of several novels and has been a Festival author in the past, has this to say about Sue:

'Sue is a lively, engaged and experienced teacher. She brings her own experience as an award winning novelist to her practical and inspiring courses. Before I was published I was lucky enough to attend one of her classes of characterisation. My novel Under A Cornish Sky was born from the exercise we did that day. Since then at every opportunity I get I jump at the chance to attend anything Sue is teaching.'

Highlights of the three days include being part of a small group (maximum 15) with Sue as the tutor. There will be time for quiet writing, as well as the chance to hear from editors, agents and publishers at organized talks as well as in more informal social settings.

No trip to Dubai would be complete without a trip to the desert, and you will have the chance to join us for an evening on the dunes under the stars, enjoying dinner in the company of some of our Festival authors.

The fee includes the writing workshops, talks, lunch and dinner, including the trip to the desert.

Click here to book accommodation at the 5* Crowne Plaza Festival City and the course takes place in the adjoining Event Centre

Click here to download the course outline.

If you have any questions, please contact: Yvette.judge@emirateslitfest.com

Language: English

Creative Writing Course - Start-up Writing Conclusion and Group Feedback

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Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel: Conclusion and Q&A

Event 919 Tuesday 7 March, 2.30pm-6pm Al Rimal, InterContinental

Authors: Patrick Gale
Are you already working on your novel? Are you teetering on the brink of starting? Why not join us at the biggest Festival of Literature in the Middle East, which will provide the creative backdrop to let you hone your writing skills in the company of world-class writers? Patrick Gale, award-winning writer and experienced tutor, will be on hand to look at all aspects of bringing your writing to life, including how you build your characters, create a sense of place, and choose your point of view, as well as the crafts of dialogue, structure and editing.

This course is for writers who have already started their journey and will require a submission of some of your writing. Once you sign up, Patrick will let you know exactly what he is looking for. He will bring out the best of your creativity; this course will see you creating new pieces of work that will form the basis for discussion in the group. After three days, including a final Q & A session to address any specific concerns, you should be able to go back to your novel with renewed enthusiasm and energy.

Highlights of the three days include being part of a small group (maximum 15) with Patrick as the tutor. There will be time for quiet writing, as well as the chance to hear from editors, agents and publishers at organized talks as well as in more informal social settings.

No trip to Dubai would be complete without a trip to the desert, and you will have the chance to join us for an evening on the dunes under the stars, enjoying dinner in the company of some of our Festival authors.

The fee includes the writing workshops, talks, lunch and dinner, including the trip to the desert.

Click here to book accommodation at the 5* Crowne Plaza Festival City and the course takes place in the adjoining Event Centre

Click here to download the course outline.

If you have any questions, please contact: Yvette.judge@emirateslitfest.com

Language: English

Creative Writing Course - Writing and Improving Your Novel: Conclusion and Q&A

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Creative Writing Course - Writing for Children (English) : Conclusion and Q&A

Event 921 Tuesday 7 March, 2.30pm-6pm Al Khayma, InterContinental

Authors: Tamsyn Murray
Are you interested in writing for children? Join Tamsyn Murray, author of fiction for children of all ages, and tutor at City University in London, and discover how to bring your characters to life! Style, plot, creating a sense of place and engaging a young audience will all be included in the classes; you just need to bring your ideas and creativity along.

Highlights of the three days include being part of a small group (maximum 15) with Tamsyn as the tutor. There will be time for quiet writing, as well as the chance to hear from and engage with top editors, agents and publishers, who will all be in Dubai for a Publishing Conference.

No trip to Dubai would be complete without a trip to the desert, and you will have the chance to join us for an evening amongst the dunes under the stars, enjoying dinner in the company of some of our Festival authors.

The fee includes the writing workshops, talks, lunch and dinner, including the desert trip.

Click here to download the course outline.

If you have any questions, please contact: Yvette.judge@emirateslitfest.com

Language: English

Creative Writing Course - Writing for Children (English) : Conclusion and Q&A

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Creative Writing Course - Editing, Evaluation, Conclusion and Q&A (Arabic)

Event 929 Tuesday 7 March, 2.30pm-6pm Al Majlis, InterContinental

Are you interested in writing for children or young adults? And do you want to take your writing to the next level? Join Fatima Sharafeddine, author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, a number of which have been translated into different languages. 

The three day course will cover writing for children and young adults. Fatima will help you to bring your ideas to reality, building the plot, style and characters while creating a story that has a sense of place and is engaging for the appropriate age group. She will also instruct on editing and advise on how to submit your book to a publisher.

You are required to submit an example of your writing in advance. If you are writing for children, then you need to submit the full story; if writing for young adults you need to submit a representative sample of 500-1000 words.

Highlights of the three days include being part of a small group (maximum 15) with Fatima as the tutor. There will be time for quiet writing, as well as the chance to hear from and engage with top editors, agents and publishers, who will all be in Dubai for a Publishing Conference.

No event in Dubai would be complete without an opportunity to visit the desert, and you will have the chance to join us for an evening amongst the dunes under the stars, enjoying dinner in the company of some of our Festival authors.

The fee includes the writing workshops, talks, lunch and dinner, including the desert trip.

Click here to book accommodation at the 5* Crowne Plaza Festival City and the course takes place in the adjoining Event Centre

Fatima Sharafeddine is a Lebanese author and translator of books for children and young adults. She has run workshops in several countries to help aspiring authors improve their writing in Arabic.

She has won several literary prizes for her work, including her YA novel Faten (The Servant) being chosen as one of the best five YA books of 2015 by Norway’s National TV Channel and her children’s book Semsem in Mom’s Tummy was shortlisted for the 2015 Etisalat Award.

Click here to download the course outline. 

If you have any questions, please contact: Hend.Saeed@emirateslitfest.com

Language: Arabic

Creative Writing Course - Editing, Evaluation, Conclusion and Q&A (Arabic)

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