Qalam Creative Writing Program
Qalam Creative Writing Program is a platform that nurtures Emirati talents by enhancing the skills of promising authors. It offers supportive environment to develop their talents and the opportunity to experiment in a creative lab under the guidance of experts. The workshops culminate in the publication of creative texts in Qalam publications from the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC).
- Each workshop consists of a series of lectures that focus on writing techniques, artistic structure, text composition, and language check.
- The supervisor of each workshop covers topics related to editing, rephrasing, and other writing techniques.
- The workshop supervisor is responsible for monitoring the progress of each participant's text and providing guidance until it is ready to be published.
- The ALC is committed to publishing the final creative texts within the Qalam Project publications after the evaluation of an independent committee.
- The Qalam program provides authors with the opportunity to participate in cultural events organised by ALC locally and internationally.
Terms & Conditions:
- Qalam Creative Writing program is intended for Emirati writers.
- The program is intended for serious authors; participants must attend the full workshops and follow the instructions of the workshop supervisor.
- The applicant must be at least 18 years old.
- Literary participation in the program is limited to Arabic texts only.
- Participants in the workshops are selected based on their competence, as determined by an independent judging committee.
- The ALC publishes the final text in accordance with a contract that guarantees the rights of all parties.
- Applying to the Qalam Creative Writing program is a consent to appear in any promotional and media activity proposed by ALC. It is also a consent to the use of names and photos of the participants in promotional materials related to the program and ALC.
- Accepted participants are notified via e-mail.
- The selection decision is final and irrevocable.
Note: ALC accept receiving final creative texts for Emirati writers to be published after the evaluation of an independent judging committee.
Reach out to Qalam Creative Writing program team via email firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Edition 2023
- Novel Writing with Dr Yousef Hittini.
- Maryam Alzarooni
- Latifa Hajj
- Obaid Bumelha
- Zainab Amer
- Wafa Al Zaabi
- Writing for Children with Dr Fatma Almazroui.
- Fatma Alkaabi
- Huda Jamal
- Shama Aldhaheri
- Asma Alhamli
- Noof Almaazmi
- Alya Alhebshi
- Anfal Alsaadi
- Wafa Alhadrami
- Reham Khalid
- Haya Alhajeri
- Rania Hussain
- Wedad Ali
- Alyazia Almazrouei