Emirates Festival of Literature is back with talks, workshops and readings

More than 185 authors will be attending the cultural festival in Dubai Festival City

Emirates Festival of Literature is back with talks, workshops and readings

Calling all bookworms! The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is back, and the line-up of authors and workshops is better than ever.

The annual literature festival is a must for all writers, aspiring novelists and literature fans with writing workshops, poetry sessions and talks from top authors.

Tickets are now on sale for the festival, which kicks off on Friday March 1 until Saturday March 9 at the InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, welcoming more than 185 writers from over 37 countries.

There will be appearances from Humanitarian and women’s rights campaigner Zainab Salbi, world-renowned ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing judge Dame Darcey Bussell, UK Radio DJ Tony Blackburn and the world’s leading expert on women’s leadership, Sally Helgesen, along with the return of the hugely popular Murder Mystery Dinner.

Authors include the likes of Jane Hawking, whose best-selling memoir of her marriage with genius Stephen Hawking was turned into the film, Travelling to Infinity; IPAF winner Saud Alsanousi; Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney, novelist and artist Douglas Coupland, who defined Generation X, Cassandra Clare, author of the Shadowhunter Chronicles books, made into a motion picture as well as a popular Netflix series; master of crime fiction Ian Rankin, and many more.

“The new names announced illustrate what a wide programme we have,” said Festival Director Ahlam Bolooki. “There really is something for everyone, from the light-hearted, amusing and entertaining, to gripping tales, insightful current affairs discussion and serious debate on what the future holds for us all. Many of the sessions are going to sell out quickly so to avoid disappointment we advise everyone to get their tickets as soon as they can”.

Time to get your nose out of your book and start booking those tickets.
Prices vary. InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, Dubai Festival City, tickets.emirateslitfest.com.

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