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Children’s Programme

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Stunning adventures ahead for children and young adults at the 2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature!

Your favourite illustrators, storytellers and comic book writers promise to take you on a fantastic journey around the world (and beyond!).

Learn how to write bestselling books at workshops by Tanya Landman, Maitha Al Khayat, Ibtihaj Al Harthi, Richard Byrne, Sonia Nimr and more.

Beloved authors Francesca Simon, Ibrahim Farghali, Frances Hardinge, Lucy Strange, Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Peter F Hamilton and Abi Elphinstone have tales of monsters, vampires, zombies, ghosts and aliens to thrill, and, perhaps, even frighten you a little.

Travel the world with Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve’s astonishing adventures; fly with Ms. Marvel creator Sana Amanat and let Dr Emily Grossman and Lucy Hawking uncover the wonders of science for you.

Whether you are a tiny tot or a young adult, we guarantee you an excellent time!

To view the children and young adults’ sessions, please click this link:

To view workshops for children and young adults, click here.

We have also segregated sessions for students by age:

Don’t forget our fantastic free events – catch the fabulous Fringe performances by the InterContinental Hotel Waterfront or at the Festival City Mall stage. Young ones can also delight in the wonderful stories being read in the Time Out Story Corner, throughout the Festival weekend – isn’t that the perfect way to unwind after the Festival excitement?


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