Monthly Archives: March 2011

If You’re in Cairo (and a Kid), Get a Free 20LE Voucher for Books on April 2

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Upcoming Children’s-Lit Events: ‘Farhana’ in Tahrir, Balsam’s April Calendar

Author Rania Hussein Amin, creator of the popular and award-winning فرحانة series, will be giving workshops for children on Saturday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tahrir Book Fair. Amin promises “story-telling, working with clay, and … Continue reading

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Events for Kids at Downtown Tahrir Book Fair

On Saturday, April 2, there will be both a “children’s workshop” and arts and crafts activities at the downtown Tahrir Book Fair. It’s not clear if the workshop will be in English, Arabic (or both), but of course the arts and crafts activities will be available regardless. Continue reading

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If You’re in Cairo, Don’t Miss First Ever Culture Corner ركن ثقافي!

This Friday, March 25 from 1-6 p.m., Cairo will be hosting its first ever “Culture Corner” in Saba3 3omarat square, the garden in front La Casetta restaurant, Merghany, Heliopolis. Continue reading

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For Aspiring Egyptian Authors 16+ – أسس الكتابة للشباب

من مكتبة البلسم: يسعدنا أن نعلن عن ورشة لتعليم “أسس الكتابة للشباب” للموهوبين فوق 16 سنة مع د. نبيل فاروق يوم 16 أبريل الساعة 7 مساءاً Continue reading

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New Blog, Lire Le Livre, Explores Arabic Children’s Lit!

There’s a new blog exploring Arabic children’s literature, written in French and in Arabic. Author Mathilde Chevre, who is doing her doctorate on Arabic children’s literature (directed by leading Arabic-French translator Richard Jacquemond), wrote her initial and very thoughtful posts on the wonderful Lebanese children’s-book author Samah Idris. Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

By Walid Taher. Every day is Mother’s Day! Read books celebrating mothers with your children, and, if you’re the ambitious sort, make a Gruffalo cake.

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