Goethe-Institut 2013: A Four Day Writing Workshop

Remember the 4 day creative writing for writing books for teens workshop that took place last year by the Goethe-Institut ?

The Untitled Chapters team is thrilled to announce that the Institute is organizing another 4 day workshop in Abu Dhabi. This year the title of the workshops will be “MADE IN UAE – Fantastic Wor(l)ds” which will focus on developing Emirati writers who wish to write Young Adult novels of the fantasy/dystopian/sci-fi genre.

The workshop will be conducted (in English) by one of Germany’s best-known young adult novel authors, Rainer Wekwerth

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Book Review: The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

Book Title: The Hobbit

Author: J.R.R Tolkien

Genre: Fantasy

Summary: A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS


Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

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Book Title: Wintergirls

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Genre: Young Adult

Summary: Lia and Cassie are best friends, and each other’s support to maintain their matchstick figure. But when Cassie dies, Lia does the only thing that makes her feel in control- lose more weight, as much as possible, as fast as possible. None of her family members are aware of her “goal”, and there’s only Cassie, haunting Lia through her deteriorating state, and beckoning her to the other side.



Book Title: Revolution

Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Genre: Young Adult / Historical

Summary: After losing her brother in a terrible incident, Andi Alpers is close to losing it herself. Angry that her mother isn’t coping with grief, and that her father left them in the wake of such a tragedy, all she has left is her music. It’s only when she’s nearly failing school that her father intervenes and decides to take her to Paris. Her only ticket back home- her senior thesis. Before she even gets to the bottom of it, however, Andi stumbles upon a diary belonging to a girl. Even though the courses of two centuries divides them, Andi feels a connection– a connection to Alexandrine’s Paris, and to the lost prince of France.

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Book Review: I am the messenger by MARKUS ZUSAK

Book Title: I am the Messenger

Author: Markus Zusak

Genre: Adult

Summary: Ed Kennedy has nothing going on for him. At the young age of 19, he rents a small place, stayed out of college, and is the youngest cab driver. He doesn’t expect to touch the world in anyway. At least, not until he foils a bank robbery. After being hailed a hero, Ed receives cards that sends him all over the place, to find people in their darkest moments, and find the courage to care for them.

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