Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 29 October 2020

Hone your writing skills with an online course by Warehouse421

The course is part of an evolving calendar of events

Warehouse421 is hosting an online creative writing course. The National
Warehouse421 is hosting an online creative writing course. The National

An online creative writing course by Warehouse421 will delve into the finer aspects of the craft.

Led by writer and architect Yosr El Sherbiny, from the online education platform Wri.chi.tects, the course will explore the writing and editing process through discussions and practical exercises.

Running from Monday to Wednesday, October 26 to 28, the Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes workshop will be split across three 90-minute sessions, from 6pm each day.

In addition to an outline of the course, the first day will feature a presentation focusing on the therapeutic benefits of creative writing. The second session will be a more practical one, with writing and editing exercises. The final session will have participants reading out their work with constructive feedback provided by the class afterwards.

"Learning and artistic experiment is at the heart of Warehouse421’s mission, and we wanted to provide an avenue for the creative community, be they practitioners or audiences, to engage with art and design digitally while they are safe and social-distancing," said manager Faisal Al Hassan in a statement.

"Through this virtual experience, we hope that regional creatives can continue to develop their artistic practices, connect with one another, and engage with art and design in new ways.”

The writing workshop is part of Warehouse421’s expanding programme of events. Ever since the Abu Dhabi arts centre reopened last month, the venue has hosted numerous online events, including panel discussions and tutorials. It has also launched a cultural podcast series called Conversations.

The centre has also played a leading role in supporting local and regional artists whose careers suffered amid the pandemic. Through its Project Revival Fund, Warehouse421 supported 30 projects with grants of up to $2,000 each.

Warehouse421's Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes; Monday to Wednesday, October 26 to October 28; Dh300; www.warehouse421.ae

Updated: October 8, 2020 07:32 PM

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