Dubai International Writers’ Centre Hosts Children’s Creativity Camps
Dubai, 22 June, 2015: Are your children looking for a challenge this summer? Look no further than the Dubai International Writers’ Centre Children’s Creativity Camps. Over four days, 8-12 year olds will have their minds stretched to the limit with writing exercises, theatre training and art programs.
‘We are really excited about hosting our first Creativity Camps here at the Dubai International Writers’ Centre,’ said Abdulla Al Shaer, Director of the Dubai International Writers’ Centre. ‘We have had a number of successful children’s workshops over the past several months, and these Camps promise to be extraordinary. The different creative exercises planned for the camps will give children the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the art of storytelling. We have drama with mime Lara Matossian, writing with bestselling children’s author Rachel Hamilton, art and a few things in between. The four days are going to finish too quickly for the children, I think!’
The Creativity Camps will be held from 10am to 3pm from August 23-26 exclusively for children between the ages of 8-12. The highlight of the Camps will be the creative writing classes held by Rachel Hamilton, author of the bestselling children’s book The Case of the Exploding Loo, whose writing career took off when she was declared a winner at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and Montegrappa Writing Competition in 2013. Renowned mime artist Lara Matossian will bring her popular physical theatre workshops to the Camps, as well.
The Camps will be managed by a team of experienced instructors and teachers from Dubai schools, who will be conducting art workshops and hosting reading sessions. A qualified first-aider will also be on site.
The Camps are being held at a convenient time for young writers and poets in the UAE who will be looking to hone their skills for submissions to the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature students’ writing competitions. The Taaleem Award focuses on poetry and the Oxford University Press Short Story Competition honours the top short story writers. Both competitions feature the winning entries in published books.
To book your child’s place at the camp, please visit elfdubai.org/creativity-camps. Places are limited to 15 children.