Adult event
Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half
Past Event

Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half

Date/Time: Saturday 5 February 2022 18:00-19:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 3, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 23 
AED 65 
‘The Vignes twins vanished on August 14, 1954, right after the Founder’s Day dan... Read More
Adult event
Historical Fiction – Between Fact & Fiction: Ashraf Al Ashmawi, Lulwah Al Mansouri & Sultan AlMousa
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Historical Fiction – Between Fact & Fiction: Ashraf Al Ashmawi, Lulwah Al Mansouri & Sultan AlMousa

Date/Time: Saturday 5 February 2022 18:00-19:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 1, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: ArabicSession No. 42 
AED 65 
The effect of merging history and the art of writing has been known for producin... Read More
Adult event
Raphael Cormack: Cairo's Roaring 20s
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Raphael Cormack: Cairo's Roaring 20s

Date/Time: Saturday 5 February 2022 18:00-19:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 43 
AED 65 
The glamour, intrigue and cosmopolitan counter-culture in 1920s Cairo are centre... Read More
Adult event
Inclusivity in Children's Literature: Sabah Deebi & Sahar Naja Mahfouz
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Inclusivity in Children's Literature: Sabah Deebi & Sahar Naja Mahfouz

Date/Time: Saturday 5 February 2022 18:00-19:00Venue: Chia, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: ArabicSession No. 121 
AED 65 
This session is only available in Arabic. Please change your language settings a... Read More
Adult event
Strongly Worded Letters: Annabel Kantaria, Ben Miller, Marina Wheeler & Mira Sethi
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Strongly Worded Letters: Annabel Kantaria, Ben Miller, Marina Wheeler & Mira Sethi

Date/Time: Saturday 5 February 2022 20:00-21:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 44 
AED 65 
The strongly worded letter – while generally associated with complaints, we’ve g... Read More
Children's event
Rob Biddulph: Dog Gone
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Rob Biddulph: Dog Gone

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 10:00-11:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: English
Age: 4+Session No. 5 
AED 40 
Author, illustrator and draw along superstar Rob Biddulph kept us entertained wh... Read More
Adult event
David Grossman: A Horse Walks into a Bar & Other Stories
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David Grossman: A Horse Walks into a Bar & Other Stories

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 10:00-11:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 1, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 7 
AED 65 
David Grossman, one of Israel’s leading writers, will make his first appearance ... Read More
Adult event
Uprooted – Building a Writing Community Away from Home: Deepak Unnikrishnan, Farah Ali & Noor Naga
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Uprooted – Building a Writing Community Away from Home: Deepak Unnikrishnan, Farah Ali & Noor Naga

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 10:00-11:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 3, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 77 
AED 65 
What does literary representation look like for migrants in the region and what ... Read More
Workshop Adult
The Quick Pitch 1 with Alison Bonomi
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The Quick Pitch 1 with Alison Bonomi

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 10:00-12:00Venue: Carnation, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 804 
AED 150 
Are you ready to pitch your novel? You have five minutes to present your one-pag... Read More
Workshop Adult
Be the Next Wikipedian: How to Contribute on Wikipedia?
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Be the Next Wikipedian: How to Contribute on Wikipedia?

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 10:00-11:00Venue: Chia, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: AR/ENSession No. 843 
Free Entry 
The Wikimedians of UAE User group is paving your way to be the next Wikipedia ed... Read More
Special Event
David Walliams: Mega Monster
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David Walliams: Mega Monster

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 11:00-12:00Venue: Al Habtoor Ballroom, Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City
Language: English
Age: 7+Session No. 8 
AED 75 
David Walliams will be sharing the delights of the timeless adventures of Larker... Read More
Workshop Adult
Beyond Recipes: Re-approaching the Cookbook Genre for Historical Research with Salma Serry
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Beyond Recipes: Re-approaching the Cookbook Genre for Historical Research with Salma Serry

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 11:00-13:00Venue: Project Space, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No. 848 
AED 250 
What can a list of ingredients, the techniques of cooking, imagery and design, t... Read More
Children's event
Aisha's Pearl: Julia Johnson & Maitha Al Khayat
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Aisha's Pearl: Julia Johnson & Maitha Al Khayat

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 12:00-13:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: English
Age: 5+Session No. 150 
AED 40 
When Aisha tries to show her discovery to her family, they are all too busy to l... Read More
Adult event
Future of Diplomacy After Covid-19 – Multilateralism and the Global Pandemic: Hana AlHashimi & Mona Ali Khalil
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Future of Diplomacy After Covid-19 – Multilateralism and the Global Pandemic: Hana AlHashimi & Mona Ali Khalil

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 12:00-13:00Venue: Chia, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 160 
AED 65 
We have learned a lot from the successes and failures of the world’s Covid-19 pa... Read More
Adult event
Raed Barqawi: Dare to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His Dream of Dubai Come True
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Raed Barqawi: Dare to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His Dream of Dubai Come True

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 12:00-12:45Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 1, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: ArabicSession No. 168 
Free Entry 
Join us for the book launch of Dare to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His D... Read More
Workshop Children
Stuck in a Lift: Writing Workshop with Ali Sparkes
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Stuck in a Lift: Writing Workshop with Ali Sparkes

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 12:00-13:00Venue: Dahlia, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: English
Age: 10 - 12Session No. 805 
AED 100 
You’re in a lift with a group of people… it stops between floors… What happens n... Read More
Workshop Children
Create Your Own Butterfly Sun Catcher: Jojo's Art House
Past Event

Create Your Own Butterfly Sun Catcher: Jojo's Art House

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 12:00-13:00Venue: Arfaj, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: English
Age: 5-7Session No. 846 
AED 100 
Butterflies are the perfect match for our Festival theme of Here Comes the Sun, ... Read More
Workshop Adult
How to Approach a Literary Agent: Masterclass with Sheila Crowley
Past Event

How to Approach a Literary Agent: Masterclass with Sheila Crowley

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 13:00-14:00Venue: Carnation, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 825 
AED 150 
Sheila Crowley is a literary agent with renowned agency Curtis Brown, representi... Read More
Workshop Adult
Animism & Story Making in Manga: Workshop with Fumio Obata
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Animism & Story Making in Manga: Workshop with Fumio Obata

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 13:30-15:00Venue: Arfaj, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: English
Age: 16+Session No. 806 
AED 200 
Manga artist Fumio Obata focusses on the healing aspects of creativity and being... Read More
Workshop Children
Let's Create Our Own World!: Illustration Workshop with Gulnar Hajou
Past Event

Let's Create Our Own World!: Illustration Workshop with Gulnar Hajou

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 13:30-14:30Venue: Dahlia, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: Arabic
Age: 7-12Session No. 833 
AED 60 
Do you like to draw? Have you ever wished to be a well-known artist? What if we ... Read More
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