The Beirut Creative Writing Workshop (BCWW) is an initiative aimed at introducing teenagers to the basic techniques of Creative Writing. In this modernized world, it's fair to assume that teenagers can indeed take part in such a workshop, even if it is at the level of a university introductory class. The 37 students who have attended so far have proven that well.
Although focused on teenagers, the workshop can also host any beginners who are willing to be introduced to the complex methodology of creative writing. Also, if you are not a teenager, you could at least teach one.
Beginner- NO specific background in creative writing is required!
Ibrahim Diab graduated in 2012 from the American University of Beirut with a mechanical engineering degree and a creative writing minor. Personally experiencing how one can, in fact, become a writer by (heavily) building on the basics alone, he set off in to start offering these basics to teenagers in Lebanon in October 2012– it’s about triggering the making of writers and readers.
Ibrahim is the founder of the BCWW and currently sits on the jury of two periodical Creative Writing competitions to be launched across the Arab world starting January and July.
BCWW has so far been offered 8 times at the American University of Beirut and once at the Houssam Eddine Hariri High School, Saida.
Tuesday 15th of January @ 8pm
Karaj, Mar Mikhayel, Corniche el Nahr street, Past Electricite du Liban, Right after Banque BLC, first building on the right, Same building as the restaurant 3enab Geara (pink) building, first floor. For more information, please call 00961 3 101121. map: http://goo.gl/maps/wOlQ3