What’s on for kids at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

All the seminars and workshops that little ones will enjoy

What’s on for kids at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Thursday, February 6
Santa Montefiore and Kate Hindley introduce their book, The Royal Rabbits of London.
Dhs39. 4.30pm-5.30pm. Aimed at ages: six plus.

Join Julia Johnson at her drama workshop.
Dhs149. 4.30pm-8pm. Aimed at ages: eight-11

Friday, February 7
Get top tips on writing stories from Zanib Mian.
Dhs99. 9.30am-10.30am. Aimed at ages: nine-11.

Discover how Alwyn Hamilton builds a magical fantasy world.
Dhs99. 11am-12pm. Aimed at ages: 12-14.

Improve your writing with guidance from Joshua Raven.
Dhs99. 12pm-1pm. Aimed at ages: 14 plus.

Nadiya Hussain presents her new book, My Monster and Me.
Dhs39. 10am-10.45am. Aimed at ages: four plus.

Let Oliver Jeffers amaze you with his drawing.
Dhs39. 12pm-12.45pm. Aimed at ages: three plus.

Christopher Lloyd points out that actually, animals are just like us.
Dhs39. 12pm-1pm. Aimed at ages: six plus.

Martin Kiszko, Jeannie Baker and Harry & Chris share their ideas to save our planet.
Dhs39. 2pm-3.15pm. Aimed at all ages.

Zanib Mian talks about her book, Planet Omar.
Dhs39. 2pm-3pm. Aimed at ages: seven plus.

Tamsin Winter discusses how her book characters deal with issues such as bullying.
Dhs39. 2pm-3pm. Aimed at ages eleven plus.

Maryam Al Serkal presents her book, Mira’s Curly Hair.
Dhs39. 5.30pm-4.15pm. Aimed at ages: three plus.

Maz Evans teaches kids how to use a basic story structure along with their imagination to tell a tale.
Dhs99. 3.30pm-4.30pm. Aimed at ages: eight-11.

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock takes children through space with her book, Dr Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System.
Dhs39. 4pm-5pm. Aimed at ages: seven plus.

Explore the dark and incredible world of 5fingers with Joshua Raven.
Dhs39. 5pm-6pm. Aimed at ages: ten plus.

Saturday, February 8
Magic Phil conjures up some colourful storytelling at Magic Phil’s Colourful World of Books.
Free. 9.15am-10am. Aimed at ages: three plus.

Be inspired by Martin Kiszko’s Green Poems for a Blue Planet.
Dhs39. 10am-11am. Aimed at ages: eight plus.

Maz Evans introduces Greek Mythology as you’ve never seen it before in The Who Let the Gods Out show.
Dhs39. 10am-11am. Aimed at ages ten plus.

Meet Julia Johnson’s latest characters from her new book Lizard and Toad.
Dhs39. 11.30am-12.15pm. Aimed at ages: four plus.

Onjali Q. Raúf talks about the inspiration behind her best-selling novels.
Dhs39. 12pm-1pm. Aimed at ages: nine plus.

Jeannie Baker encourages children to see the world through new eyes.
Dhs39. 12pm-1pm. Aimed at ages: seven plus.

Get a lesson in Roald Dahl’s hilarious vocabulary with Sara-Jane Arbury and Fiona Ross.
Dhs39. 2pm-3pm. Aimed at ages: seven plus.

Enjoy drawing with Kate Hindley Arbury.
Dhs99. 1.30pm-2.30pm. Aimed at ages: five-seven.

Learn to draw animals with Ross Collins.
Dhs39. 2pm-3pm. Aimed at ages: four plus.

Hear all about Lucy Strange’s new novel, Our Castle by the Sea.
Dhs39. 3pm-4pm. Aimed at ages: nine plus.

Discover how Alwyn Hamilton and Rehan Khan built their mysterious worlds.
Dhs39. 4.30pm-5.30pm. Aimed at ages: 12 plus.

A.R Bukhatir introduces his new book, Dragon Boy and the Curse of the Fallen Prince.
Free. 5pm-6pm. Aimed at ages: ten plus.

Tue Feb 4-Sun Feb 9. Emirates Festival of Literature, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, www.emirateslitfest.com (04 355 9844).

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