Lina LitFest, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature mascot, together with the RTA mascot Salama, set off on an exciting journey yesterday to celebrate the Festival’s Children’s Programme.
More than 50 main programme sessions and workshops for children are scheduled at the home of the Festival, the InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, featuring renowned author Frances Hardinge (The Lie Tree), Horrid Henry series writer Francesca Simon, animator and creator of the Freej television series Mohammed Saeed Harib, George Greenby series author Lucy Hawking, award-winning Palestinian writer Sonia Nimr and Carnegie Medal winners Tanya Landman (Hell and High Water) and Piers Torday (There May Be a Castle), among many others.
Additionally, a key feature of the Festival is its five-day Education programme from 5-9 March, which includes free Education Day events for students, Student Sessions, competitions, Festival Art Exhibition and author visits to schools. Children can also enjoy free activities at the Time Out Story Corner and the first Disney Story Corner, as well as performances at the Festival Fringe Stage.
The ninth Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will be held from 3-11 March, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City. Keep an eye out for the Festival-branded bus around Dubai during the nine days.
Ticket prices start at AED 40 and many children’s events and activities are available free of charge. Tickets can be purchased on the Festival website (tickets.litfest-archives.com/2017) or via the ELF Dubai app, available on the iOS and Google Play app stores and at Magrudy’s outlets around the UAE. Become a Foundation Friend and enjoy benefits throughout the year, including priority booking on Festival tickets, as well as exclusive discounts at selected Emirates Literature Foundation events and workshops and retail outlets in the UAE.
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