Category Archives: summer 2010 book events

Night of Gender-bending Stories Inspired by Children’s Writing Workshop

This September 2, from 9 – 10:30 p.m. at 1 Saad Zaghloul (downtown Cairo), join an evening of stories that are the product of writers, academics, artists, and a children’s writing workshop. These stories promise to break through cultural stereotypes … Continue reading

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July Events at Al-Balsam Bookstore (for Kids)

I am not a fan of paid events at bookstores, but some of these look quite interesting. Some will be interesting for grown-ups as well. For instance: “Meet the translator of Harry Potter & learn how to translate short stories”? … Continue reading

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Reading or Storytelling? Kids’ Book Events in Cairo

We went to a “storytelling and art” workshop at Sherouk Books yesterday (and ran smack into the Korba festival, which I had thought had been re-routed to the Baron’s Palace). Anyhow, there was also a puppet show at the festival, … Continue reading

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First Kids-only Bookshop Opens in Cairo!

Kids of the world, say oorah! Last month, Al Ahram reports, a first-of-its-kind, children-only bookshop opened in Cairo. (Well, I assume parents, aunties, uncles, grandparents, and other lovers of children are also welcome.) The bookshop was opened by Balsam Salaheddin, … Continue reading

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It’s June: Children’s Book Events Around Cairo

Don’t forget that children who read (especially in Arabic!) are smarter, prettier, happier, and all-around nicer than those who don’t. Or, well, at least smarter. Other venues that have children’s book events are: Bookspot on Road 9 in Ma’adi, Diwan … Continue reading

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