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11 January 2017

Five Days to Tickets On Sale!

Mark your calendars as tickets for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will be on sale this Monday, 16 January 2017.

The programme is already live, so keep your wish list ready before buying your tickets.

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Festival Spotlight on…

Jeffrey Archer

Number one bestselling author of numerous fiction books and short story collections, including The Clifton Chronicles, A Twist in the Tale, Kane and Abel and many more.

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Jo Malone

Perfumer and founder of Jo Malone London, a perfume company frequented by celebrities; her memoirs are Jo Malone: My Story.

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Abdullah Al Jumah

Saudi Arabian traveller, author, lecturer and legal counsel; author of three books including, most recently, his book on travelling through Latin America.

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Family Favourite Bake Competition

Does your family have a favourite bake? Share a photo, tell us the amazing story behind it and you could win two tickets to The Great British Afternoon Tea: with Nadiya Hussain!

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Meet the Authors, At The Top!

Win an amazing experience with #DubaiLitFest authors At The Top of the Burj Khalifa - competition now open!

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Last Call – Montegrappa Writing Prize

Only one week left before the deadline for the Montegrappa Writing Prize. Send in your entries today for your chance to be the next #DubaiLitFest success story.

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Dubai International Publishing Conference

Book your place today at the Dubai International Publishing Conference to be held from 5-6 March.

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Book Lovers’ Quiz Night

Test your literary skills at the annual Book Lovers’ Quiz Night, held on February 15, 2017 at the 33rd Floor, Sheikh Rashid Tower, World Trade Centre.

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Residential Creative Writing Courses

If you have always wanted to be a writer, don’t miss the Festival’s Creative Writing Courses, which will be held from 5-7 March.

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Emirates Literature Foundation Reading Survey

Enter the Foundation Reading Survey for a chance to win Freedom Passes to the 2017 Festival.

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Become a Festival Champion

Become a Teacher/Librarian, Parent or Student Festival Champion to spread the word about Festival 2017.

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Foundation Friends

Become a Foundation Friend and enjoy exclusive discounts and reserved seating at the Festival.

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Upcoming Events

Festival Reading Group - English

Children's Reading Group

Festival Reading Group - Arabic

Readers' Majlis

11 JAN 2017 (Wed)
7:30pm – 9pm

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21 JAN 2017 (Sat)
10am – 11am

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31 JAN 2016 (Tue)
11am – 12pm

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6 FEB 2017 (Mon)
10:30am – 11:30am

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