Day 1: Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature 2013

I am a huge fan of the Emirates Airlines festival of literature, ever since the beginning 5 years ago. It is one of the those weekends where I look

forward to months in advanced

Pretty Classic Editions

So I thought I’d share some of my experiences with the 2013 festival of literature, separating each day in a different blog, starting with Day 1

7th of March 2013

Sessions I attended

  • Finding Your Creative Muse workshop with Kathy Shalhoub

Kathy Shalhoub signing my copy of her book

  • Expert Panel: Love Reading, Love Writing! Encouraging Children’s Literacy session with Bodour Al Qasimi, Taghreed Najjar, Maya Mazloum, Mecheline Habib.This wasn’t something I was going to miss due to the subject matter of how can we get our kids to love reading
  • How to Get published including the Prize-Giving for the Montegrappa First Fiction Competition with Luigi Bonomi

  • Tweet, Facebook, Blog with -Dubai Abulhoul and Liz Fenwick

Getting the new edition to Liz’s book signed. Already have a signed 1st edition of Galagolia from last year’s launch =p

Other authors I met during the festival:  


Kate Mosse,Rachel Billington, & Omnia Amin 

Geoff Dyer

End of the Day 1 Book Haul

 Stay tuned for my post on Day 2 

Until then



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