Monday, 14 March 2011

Birthday Teas

Dear World

Well, well, well - there are many developments taking place here in Egypt (please read the personal ARC blog for details - link to the left) but we continue to be here and shine as we can.

It was a joy having Monika Nguyen stay for the week and now we are preparing for:

4 new creative writing courses starting next week at Diwan and Darb 1718
the next Up On the Roof open stage night on April 7th at Darb 1718 (the last one on March 3rd was a fabulous success and received a great review in one of the notable papers here)
working with several private students on novels
collaborating with film maker Marouan Omara and creating poetry films
a birthday tea with two octogenarian writers from Cornwall who will revisit Cairo sixty five years after they celebrated their 21st birthdays here!!!

I am also waiting to hear about funding for my trip to Romania in May for an International Poetry Festival - here's hoping!

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