CNA Advanced Writing Center

October 6, 2009 at 12:47 am (doha events, writing)

 

Personal Interest Courses offered at the Advanced Writing Centre

 

Hearing Our Voices: An Introduction to Oral Storytelling  (LADIES ONLY)

Date:                                      October 10 and 24 (Saturdays)

Schedule:                             2 sessions x 3hours (11.00am-2.00pm)

Cost:                                       No fee                                                                                                                                                  

Materials needed:              No materials required

Memories of our lives should be shared and preserved for future generations to enjoy and learn from. Through oral storytelling we have the opportunity to tell these special stories in our unique voices. Participate in this workshop to discover your own storytelling voice and to share your experiences.

 

Release the Writer in You!: Using a Journal as Inspiration (teen session on Sat Oct 17th  1-4pm)

Date:                                      October 12 and 14 (Monday and Wednesday)                             

Schedule:                             2 nights x 3hours (5.30-8.30pm)

Cost:                                       No fee

Materials needed:              Journal notebook and pen

Keeping a journal is a great way to relax, reflect, and discover your creative self. Join this session to (re)discover the joy of writing. A series of writing exercises and discussion will help get you started! New and experienced journal writers welcome!


 

Convince Me: The Art of Persuasive Writing

 Date:                                     October 19 and 21 (Monday and Wednesday)

Schedule:                             2 nights x 3hours (5.30-8.30pm)

Cost:                                       No fee

Materials needed:              Writing paper and pen or laptop

The most important step in getting others to see your point of view is getting them to listen. Explore the writing processes that will help you use thought and language to appeal to the experiences and emotions of others, and then write a convincing letter, essay, or speech.

 

Working Together: Communication Across Cultures

Date:                                      October 25 and 27 (Sunday and Tuesday) OR 

November 8 and 10 (Sunday and Tuesday)

Schedule:                             2 nights x 3hours (5.30-8.30pm)

Cost:                                       No fee

Materials needed:              Writing paper and pen or laptop

One of the attractions of living in Qatar is the diversity of cultures among the people who call this country home. Join this workshop to explore the skills and characteristics required to work effectively with international clients, customers and business partners, or to work inside any team, department, or organization which brings a wide range of cultural perspectives to the workplace.


 

Get the Edge on Admission: Writing the University Entrance Essay

Date:                                      October 26 (Monday)

Schedule:                              1 nights x 3hours (5.30-8.30pm)

Cost:                                       No fee

Materials needed:              Writing paper and pen or laptop

You’ve worked hard. You have the drive and the grades that prove you’re a good student, and you’ve chosen the university you want to attend. Help the admissions officers get to know the real you and all you have to offer by writing a killer entrance essay. This session offers tips and techniques for writing that may help make entrance to your dream school a reality. Senior high school students/parents welcome. 

 
   


Discover Your Voice: Using Language to Create Effect

Date:                                      November 2 and 4 (Monday and Wednesday)

Schedule:                              2 nights x 3hours (5.30-8.30pm)

Cost:                                       No fee

Materials needed:              Writing paper and pen or laptop

Carefully crafted writing captures the subtleties of speech and allows readers to “hear” our voices. Join this workshop to identify your own writing voices and to learn to use them to control the tone and feelings that come through to your readers. New and experienced writers welcome!


 

Write Me a Story!: The Short Story and You (Teen session, 14-17 on Sat Nov 14 at 1-4 pm)

Date:                                      November 9 and 11 (Monday and Wednesday)

Schedule:                             2 nights x 3hours (5.30-8.30pm)

Cost:                                       No fee

Materials needed:              Writing paper and pen or laptop

Write Me a Story! is a session for writers who want to improve their story writing ability. The session will combine discussions of the basic elements of fiction—plot, character, point of view—with short, timed writing exercises. In a positive and supportive small group environment, participants may also have the opportunity to share and critique each other’s work. New and experienced writers welcome.

                                                                                                                  

**Please note that there is limited capacity for these sessions – 15 participants – and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, contact the Advanced Writing Centre directly: awc@cna-qatar.edu.qa

 

 

 

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