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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...