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Reading Fiction, a 4-week course by Alaa Al Aswany in NYC

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Reading Fiction, a 4-week course by Alaa Al Aswany in NYC


Novelist Alaa Al Aswany is passionate about teaching and nurturing young literary talent. He will be giving a series of creative writing workshops in New York beginning in July 2018.

The art of writing begins with reading critically. This workshop teaches the tools to appreciate great literary works and learn from great writers from around the world whose works will be analyzed in the workshop. Students will understand writing techniques in interpreting fiction, recognize underlying themes, and analyze the human content of each story.

Through readings, writing exercises, and class discussions, we examine works by such authors as Anton Chekhov, Ernest Hemingway, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kate Chopin, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, E. L. Doctorow, Nélida Piñon, Chinua Achebe, Yusuf Idris, and George Orwell, among others. Students will write and discuss their analysis of three literary masterpieces.

The workshop will be held on Tuesdays for four weeks, from July 3 to July 24, 2018 from 6:00–9:45 pm (15 class hours in total).

The cost of the class is $400. For details and schedule, please visit our website: AlaaAlAswany.com.

All courses are in English. Courses could be offered in Arabic for students who request it.



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