A literary evening with winners in QC’s "Future’s Writers"

A literary evening with winners in QC’s "Future’s Writers"


11/21/2018 |


Khair Jalees Book Club hosted two promising writers, winners in the second edition of Qatar Charity’s (QC) “Future’s Writers” program, in a literary evening to discuss their stories and the experience in developing their writing abilities through the program. The hosting of the discussion session came as part of the current edition of the program.

The discussion started with a speech given by Mustafa Shaikh Ali, moderator, on the importance of reading and its role in building the human, encouraging the attendees to read and write.

Then, Ali has introduced both promising writers to the attendees as Mohammed Al Marri, currently a student at the Faculty of Engineering and Moataz Al-Abrash, an eighth-grade student.

Talking about his story during the discussion, Al Marri said “it is a real story” as it includes facts like those happen every day in our lives." He also expressed his happiness with the participation in this discussion and thanked the club for hosting as well as Qatar Charity and Dar Rosa Publishing for providing the opportunity to demonstrate their creative writing talents.

For his part, Moataz Al-Abrash spoke about his winning story, which included student adventures during a cruise, highlighting the basic valuable content of the story, which is about the relationship between the father and the son, cooperation among friends, and humanity.

Commenting on the stories, Ahmed Al-Alawi, an Omani writer and novelist, said “both writers have shown their great writing skills and the ability to properly use the tools of the story in their works.”

Mansoor Saeed, an Eritrean writer, said “we have witnessed creative and professional skills of the promising writers while discussing their stories.” He wished them further progress in their writings.

The literary evening was organized as part of a group within the club, entitled “Iqra Wartaqi”, which literally means ‘read and rise’. The group aims at spreading the culture of reading through reading and discussing a book every month.

The “Future’s Writers” program is one of QC’s projects, which is implemented within Qatar. It is concerned with the development of students' writing skills through the competition. The program is being implemented for the third consecutive year by Qatar Charity in cooperation with its various partners including the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatar University, Dar Rosa Publishing, Khair Jalees Book Club and program’s sponsor, Barwa Bank.