Once again, EBBY partnered with Dr Yasmine Motawy's AUC Community Based Writing for Children course on the 16th of April to facilitate a special community engagement day at the Samir Workshop at Samir Magazine, one of Egypt's oldest (since 1956). The Editor-in-Chief Dr Shahira Khalil is also a dynamic EBBY-er. The children who attended were mostly residents of the popular Sayeda Zeinab area where the historic Dar El Hilal is. The writers worked with the children to develop their fantastic storytelling abilities, to dramatize the story of Dum-ta-ta-Dum by Hans Christian Andersen nominee Afaf Tobbala, and talk to parents about the power of bibliotherapy. It was an inspiring day, the writers, as usual, going home with altered perceptions, a fresh outlook on who their potential readers are and what readers want.
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