Workshop sessions with Palestinian writers (including Gaza using skype) aim to instruct participants on how to work with children in creative ways that utilize reading, writing, and storytelling. Maya Abu al Hayyat, a professional storyteller and trainer, will lead the first part of the training where the writers will be required to lead their own mini workshops as part of this 1 week training. Workshops given by participants during the training will be led at refugee camps in the Ramallah District. Once the sessions are completed, the trained writers would then pair up in teaching creative youth workshops in various parts of Palestine, including Gaza.
- To provide writers with the professional skills needed to effectively work with youth in Palestine.
- Enabling sustainable children’s programming in Palestine and training more professionals in creative writing education to be used across Palestine.
- To train the first cohort of writers in Palestine who are trained in teaching creative writing.
Target: Writers, trainers, and librarians.