Fancy yourself the next JK Rowling? Budding writers can now put their creativity to the test, with a series of free workshops run by coffee chain Costa.
The creative writing sessions are hosted by author Karen Osman, to celebrate the tenth Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, which is held next March (March 1-10 2018).
The first event kicks off tonight (Wednesday November 22) at 6pm until 8.30pm at the Costa Coffee Drive-Thru on Jumeirah Beach Road. There will then be a session on Monday December 4 at Dubai Media City and Wednesday December 6 at Spinneys, Meadows.
Osman, who won the 2016 Montegrappa Writing Prize, will be hosting the 90-minute sessions and imparting her knowledge on how to generate ideas and plots. Wannabe authors will also pick up tips on how to forge a career in writing and learn about different techniques for writing a novel.
By the end of each 90-minute workshop, attendees will leave with a list of ideas and a synopsis for their novel as well as a start to their first chapter. Places are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis so make sure you arrive in good time.
Pens at the ready, it’s time to get writing.
Free. 6pm-8.30pm. Wed Nov 22. Jumeirah Beach Road (04 344 8145). 6pm-8.30pm. Mon Dec 4. Al Thuraya Tower 1, Dubai Media City (04 243 4102); 6pm-8.30pm. Wed Dec 6. Spinneys, Meadow (04 360 7829).