Emirates Festival of Literature: Emirati Authors & Workshops

Mark your calendars because it is the start of the countdown for the annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2012 which is starting March 6th. The tickets officially go on sale on the 24th of Jan 2012 but for the festival friends, they can buy their tickets starting today. The Untitled Chapters Team wanted to take the time and list down all of the Emirati Writers who will be participating in this year’s festival as well as some of the writing workshops that will be held.

Emirati Writers: 

  • Dubai Abulhoul
  • Maha Gargash
  • Nujoom Al Ghanem
  • Dr Shihab M Ghanem
  • Sara Al-Jarawan
  • Maitha Al-Khayyat
  • Fatema Lootah
  • Khulood Al Mu’alla
  • Mohammed Al Murr
  • Abdulaziz Al Musallam
  • Noura Al Noman
  • Mariam Al-Saedi
  • Qais Sedki
  • Muhsin Sulaiman
Apologies if we have missed anyone, after all there are over 100 authors coming to this year’s festival and perhaps we missed on in the long and impressive list that has been provided. If we do miss one that you know will be in attendance let us know ^^

Festival Writing workshops: 

  • Max Easterman Workshop: Investigative Journalism
  • Dealing With Difficult Topics: Kes Gray Masterclass: Writing about issues for children
  • Tim Bowler Masterclass: Creative Writing For Young Adults
  • Fiona Lindsay Storytelling Workshop: Telling TalesDavid Almond Masterclass: Creativity Demystified – Developing Your Writing Skills
  • Daljit Nagra Masterclass: The Importance of memory in writing Poetry
  • How to get noticed and sell your book with Alexander McNabb: Promoting your work in a digital age
  • Mark Billingham Masterclass: Murder by the book: How to write crime fiction
  • Kate Adie Masterclass: Women in Journalism, Leveling the Battlefield
  • Luigi Bonomi: How to get Published


A full list of authors that will be attending the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2012 can be found here
Purchase and find more information about the festival at the official website here
Follow Emirates Airline Festival of Literature on their twitter page @EmiratesLitFest and their facebook page 
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