The Swiss Arts Council in Egypt (Pro Helvetia) will host an arts and culture journalistic writing workshop led by Swiss writer and journalist Sussan Schanda and Egyptian journalist and author Ahmed Shawqi Ali.
The workshop will run from 5 to 9 February at Doum cultural center in downtown Cairo, in cooperation with the Cairo Literature Festival.
The workshop targets aspiring journalists between 20 and 25 years old interested in improving their arts and culture journalistic writing.
Susanne Schanda was born in 1960 in the Netherlands, and resides in Switzerland. In 1989 she gained a Master of Arts in German and Philosophy at the University of Bern, and has worked as a literature and theatre critic.
Ahmed Shawqy Ali, is an Egyptian writer and journalist born in 1988. He is currently the culture editor at Al-Ahram and released his first book The Cats also Draw Pictures - a collection of short stories - in 2010. He has published articles and creative pieces in multiple literary magazines and periodicals.