Budding authors given writing tips at Riyadh book fair

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The Literary Club of Riyadh, which is taking part in the book fair, aims to support young talent by putting their written work in print for free. (SPA)
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The Literary Club of Riyadh, which is taking part in the book fair, aims to support young talent by putting their written work in print for free. (SPA)
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The Literary Club of Riyadh, which is taking part in the book fair, aims to support young talent by putting their written work in print for free. (SPA)
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The Literary Club of Riyadh, which is taking part in the book fair, aims to support young talent by putting their written work in print for free. (SPA)
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The Literary Club of Riyadh, which is taking part in the book fair, aims to support young talent by putting their written work in print for free. (SPA)
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The Literary Club of Riyadh, which is taking part in the book fair, aims to support young talent by putting their written work in print for free. (SPA)
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The Literary Club of Riyadh, which is taking part in the book fair, aims to support young talent by putting their written work in print for free. (SPA)
Updated 19 March 2019
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Budding authors given writing tips at Riyadh book fair

  • This year’s event, which runs until March 23, is being staged in the capital under the theme “The Book is the Gate of the Future”

RIYADH: Visitors to a Saudi book fair have been given free chapter-and-verse writing tips on how to produce top content.
Abeer Al-Jarbou, Arabic teacher at King Saud University, has been running interactive workshops on writing strategies as part of the Riyadh International Book Fair’s cultural program. Participants were shown how to generate ideas and put their thoughts into words in a simple and concise way, and Al-Jarbou also highlighted the importance of checking and proofreading content.
The popular education and training workshops also pointed to the benefits of gaining feedback on written material and following industry influencers.
This year’s event, which runs until March 23, is being staged in the capital under the theme “The Book is the Gate of the Future.”
The Literary Club of Riyadh, which is taking part in the book fair, aims to support young talent by putting their written work in print for free.
Abdulrahman Al-Jasser, a member of the club’s governing council, said it had printed numerous critically acclaimed literary and cultural publications by young people, 20 by first-time writers, and these included novels, poetry and prose. SPA Riyadh


Muslim World League chief honored for strengthening ties between Islamic world, Russia

Updated 24 July 2019
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Muslim World League chief honored for strengthening ties between Islamic world, Russia

 

MOSCOW: The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences has awarded the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, an honorary doctorate in recognition of his efforts to strengthen the relationship between the Islamic world and Russia.

Prof. Vitaly Naumkin, the director of the institute, who represents one of the most well-known academic institutions in the world over the past 200 years, talked about Al-Issa’s career, noting that he has contributed to the promotion of cultural rapprochement among nations through his visits to countries and his connections with different cultures and religions.

Naumkin said that the principles of moderation adopted by the MWL and its secretary-general contributed to the establishment of security in the world, noting that these principles addressed extremism and violence.

The honorary doctorate was given to Al-Issa for his services in the development of Islamic jurisprudence and improving official and popular relations between Russia and the Islamic world, he said.

The MWL secretary-general said that he was proud to receive the honorary doctorate from an institute that is well-known for its dedication and neutrality.

He also praised the Russian Federation’s care for Arab and Islamic culture and its keenness to communicate with the Muslim world, learn its language and understand its culture.

Al-Issa considered the award to be motivation to work on promoting cultural communication and exchange between the Islamic world and Russia.

He said that the institute has contributed to changing the stereotype of Orientalism in the Muslim world and has encouraged cultural communication between nations and peoples.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Russian presidency, the Duma and the Senate, as well as high-ranking diplomats, senior academics of Orientalism, religious leaders and a group of researchers and students.