Thursday, 31 July 2014

Short Story Course at Diwan Zamalek starting August 18th - Register now!

This course is now POSTPONED to a new start date of Monday 18th August 7.30pm.  

Please note that to register you must go to Diwan Zamalek store and give your name and payment in advance - as seats go quickly! *Diwan deal with ALL registration.

Short Story Course with Linda Cleary

For those who completed the 4 week Creative Writing course or who have proven writing skills.

This course focuses on work on character, voice, atmosphere, plot and building story and we continue with further creative writing expansion techniques.

We also read published short stories for discussion and understanding format, focusing on the necessary elements for each student to produce a final draft of a 1000 word narrative.

4 weeks (8 hr course)
once a week on Mondays starting 18th August
from 7.30pm to 9.30pm

at Diwan Zamalek

Price 585 LE

Limited number (10 students maximum only) – please register in advance

Age group: for adults (17 yrs +)

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Creative Writing courses starting August in Zamalek and Heliopolis - Register now!

My Creative Writing courses are starting in Cairo again (after the Ramadan break) at Diwan Bookstore 12th of August in Diwan Zamalek and on 16th of August in Diwan Heliopolis.

All information on the poster:  registration is by going in advance into the Diwan store you wish to take the course in and making payment to them there.   Note well - Zamalek usually fills up fast!

Yalla bina!  :)

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Poetry Reading at Shakespeare & Sons Bookstore, Berlin

Hi All

Well, I am currently in Berlin and I shall be reading/performing at Shakespeare & Sons Bookstore this Friday July 25th at 8pm along with two other poets and some musicians.  The event can be seen here:

Come along!!!  :)

I'll be off to Paris on the 29th July then back to Cairo to do a plethora of things literary related from August 6th!!!

Thursday, 10 July 2014

News! Courses in Cairo, Siwa and a new Writers' Cruise Luxor to Aswan and Abu Simbel!

Dear Writers, how are you all? I've been away for some time and have more weeks to go as I will travel to Berlin and Paris later next week; I have some spoken word performances in Berlin which I am excited about!

I'm pleased to let you know that I am building up the Creative Writing holidays for autumn; we will begin when the sun retreats a little and I am currently developing a 4 day Siwa Oasis trip - let us call it for now: 'Breathing in the Garden Star' and another Writers' Cruise, possibly of 5 days,: 'In Search of the Blue Lotus' which will be Luxor to Aswan and on to Abu Simbel! Actual details, dates, prices and all information will be in some weeks The program of trips will start from late September/early October.

And I am looking forward to delivering more Creative Writing courses back in Cairo at Diwan Bookstores from middle of August onwards.  All adverts and details in a few weeks time!

Anyway, wishing you all well*  :)

Retracing Hypatia in Alexandria - a Creative Writing Holiday

In spring next year, to mark the anniversary of Hypatia's death, I shall be organising a Creative Writing Holiday to Alexandria with Hypatia as the theme. Nearer the time it shall be widely advertised with a summary of the trip and all details. For now here is Melissa who is the founder and executive director of Hypatia Trust in Penzance and we shall be sharing links, information, events and advertising between us for both Creative Writing Holidays and her Hypatia Trust - an Egyptian British collaboration.

 Dr Melissa Hardie of the Hypatia Trust, Penzance, Cornwall UK