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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2020

The EAFOL 2020 is fast-approaching – it’s being held slightly earlier than usual this year, running from Feb 4-9 with an action-packed programme of international authors, agents, illustrators and coaches.

I’m taking part in two sessions this year:

Tomorrow, I Will Fly

Thursday 6 Feb 2-3pm
Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

Late last year, best-selling author Clare Mackintosh and I spent a week as writers-in-residence at Dubai Central Prison. The result is Tomorrow, I Will Fly – an anthology of stories and essays written entirely by inmates of Dubai’s penal and correctional institutions.

Discussing this unique project’s positive impact on prisoners’ rehabilitation with us on a panel will be Colonel Jamila Al Zaabi, director of Dubai Women’s Prison, and Major General Nasser Al Razooqi, who was one of Dubai’s very first police officers.

Come along and join the celebration of a ground-breaking project in the Arab world as we launch Tomorrow, I Will Fly at the festival.

Tickets available here.

 

Publishing 101

Friday 7 Feb 4-6pm
Intercontinental Dubai Festival City
AED249

Do I need an agent? Who will edit my manuscript? How do I get a publishing deal?
Writers, if you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, Jessica Jarlvi and I have once again teamed up to offer just the workshop for you.
From polishing your manuscript to marketing your finished novel, ‘Publishing 101’ aims to answer all these questions and more in an interactive, two-hour session. Get your tickets here.

 

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