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Event 834 DISCONTINUE Bottles of the Sun: Writing Workshop with Sahar Naja Mahfouz

Friday 9 March, 6pm-7pm   Al Majlis, InterContinental

If you could bottle sunlight, what would you do with it?

The heroine of Bottles of the Sun decides to help refugees stuck in a freezing cold camp. She gathers sunlight in bottles and brings it to the children along with hot bread.

In this workshop, Sahar Naja Mahfouz reads the story to participants before helping the class prepare their own messages in bottles, and then draw a child who can be the hero of their next story.

The tutor: Sahar Naja Mahfouz is a children’s author who is passionate about child development. She is also the author of Spot and the Little Boy, Round & Round, and many more, and is one of the writers for Iftah Ya Simsim, the Arabic Sesame Street.

Ticket admits 1 child and 1 accompanying adult.

All materials provided.

Language: Arabic

Age Group: 6-9

DISCONTINUE Bottles of the Sun: Writing Workshop with Sahar Naja Mahfouz

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Event 106 OUP Prize Giving

Saturday 10 March, 11.30am-12pm   Al Ras 2, InterContinental

It’s time for the winners of the Oxford University Press Story Competition to be announced. Our judges have been diligently reading the entries for four age groups and two languages and have, after much deliberation, decided which stories should win.

Here to present the prizes are Ali Sparkes, author of the Shapeshifter series, Sahar Naja Mahfouz, author of 28 Arabic children's books including The Story Maker, and Alex Brychta and Roderick Hunt, the author-illustrator team behind the Oxford Reading Tree books starring Biff, Chip and Kipper.

After the prizes have been presented, stay on to enjoy Ali Sparkes’ talk, Fantastic Master Fox.

Language: Arabic & English with translation

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