Monday, 30 April 2012

Narratives in Action

United Arab Emirates University
United Arab Emirates University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As one or two of you might have found out, I have a nasty book writing habit and it's a combination of that and my day job as a crafter of Well Enunciated Great Truths for my clients that are responsible for me giving a talk tomorrow at Al Ain University's 'Narratives in Action - How Stories Shape Our Minds'.

The two day 'interdiscipinary workshop' is the brainchild of Massimiliano Cappucio and comes through the offices of The Department of Philosophy, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Deanship of Libraries of the United Arab Emirates University, in collaboration with Université Paris Sorbonne Abou Dhabi. How'd yer like them apples, Pip?

The workshop aims to explore how stories affect our cognitive functions, cultural heritage and social development and will explore narrative in its various forms and their role in our lives. It features a gathering of rare intelligences from academia and the wider world beyond - and, of course, sitting in a corner keening and eating razor blades will be none other than yours truly.

I'll be telling the usual room of stunned, wide-eyed people how to write a book. I'll let you know how it goes...
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Rupert Neil Bumfrey said...

Are you able to translate for us lesser mortals?

Phillipa said...

Them apples be crunchy in the extreme!
What an interesting event, you lucky thing.

Did you see the Publishing Perspectives post on Sharjah Children's Reading Festival? Dennis Abrams wants to make Sharjah the 'Bologna of the East'

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