The Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation, in collaboration with the American University in Dubai (AUD), will be hosting a virtual evening of short stories under the title of “Words from Tomorrow”, at 7pm on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
The event will feature jury members of the “Short Story Competition” launched by the American University in Dubai, including Mr. Ali Obaid Al Hamli, News Center Department Director at Dubai Media and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cultural and Scientific Association, Dr. Moussa Barhoma, Professor of Media at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication and Mr. Nader Makansi media consultant for the American University in Dubai.
The event will also feature a number of young writing talents including: Abdullah Dawood Ali Ahmed, student at Al Ahlia Charity School (Dubai), who will read his story “Khusoof Al Shams” (Solar Eclipse), Maithaa Al Marri, student at Al Ittihad Private School Jumeirah, who will read her story “Ma Sanarah fi 59 Aaman” (What We Will See in 50 Years) and Ali Mohamed Darwish Ali, student at Dubai National School Al Twar, who will read his story “Al Jumaa Allati la Tunsa” (An Unforgettable Friday).
It is worth mentioning that the American University in Dubai had recently announced the winners of the short story competition for high school students in public and private schools. The pieces submitted to the competition were to be written either in Arabic or English on the theme of “Life in the UAE in 50 years”. Abdullah Dawood Ali Ahmed, a student at Al Ahlia Charity School (Dubai), won a scholarship for coming in first place. Meanwhile the other participating students including Maithaa Al Marri (Al Ittihad Private School Jumeirah), Ali Mohamed Darwish Ali (Dubai National School Al Twar), Reem Mahmoud Saad Salim (Al Ahlia Charity School, Qadisiya- Sharjah), Mariam Ali (Dubai National School) and Souriya Ghiathri (Gems English School) received valuable incentive prizes from AUD.