2014: Abu Dhabi Book Fair &The National short story Competition!


Calling all writers! the Abu Dhabi Book Fair and The National Short Story Competition is back!

Last year, our very own Shahd Thani came in 4th place for her story titled “Farewell, My Broken Heart” You can read her story here

The Theme that must be used for the 2014 short story competition tackle a turning point

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Goethe-Institut 2014: A Four Day Writing Workshop

The Untitled Chapters team is thrilled to announce that the Institute is organizing another 4 day workshop in Abu Sharjah .The objective of this session is to foster the development of Emirati children’s literature in Arabic, the UAE
Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region
continue their “Books – Made in UAE” project and organize a workshop for ten
Emirati children’s book authors.

The workshop will be conducted by Anja Tuckermann, one of Germany’s best-known children’s and young adults’ book authors

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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Prologue Workshops

The Emirates Airline Festival Of Literature is holding a series of workshops prior to the start of the festival which is taking place this March. These workshops will vary from fiction. script writing and Creative writing in Arabic and will take place during the period of 28 February and Saturday 1 March. 

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Book Review: A MONSTER CALLS BY PATRICK NESS

Book Title: A Monster Calls

Author: Patrick Ness (original idea by Siobhan Dowd)

Genre: low fantasy novel written for children

Summary: Thirteen year old Connor is having a bit of a rough time. First of all, his mom is really, really sick. Then there’s his dad, who’s too busy with his other family, but Connor is pretty used to that right now. Then there’s his grandmother, and they both don’t get along at all. Finally, there’s a monster that visits him at midnight. The monster strikes a deal with Connor– he’ll tell him 3 true stories, and the forth story must be Connor’s. As easy as it sounds, Connor isn’t sure he’s ready to face what he’s hidden so deep within himself for so long.

Review:

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