Qatari Writer Mentors New Screenwriters at Qatar National Library

Qatar National Library hosted Qatari writer Dr. Majd Khaled Al-Ziara in the second lecture about her book, Your Way to Control a World of Your Invention: I Will Make You a Screenwriter, on 22 February.

A PhD-holder in creative writing, Dr. Majd’s session once again proved to be a successful mentoring opportunity for Arabic writers with a keen interest in creative writing. She shared her advice on how they could enter the world of cinema—also known as the “seventh art world”—and realize their goal of writing a screenplay.

Mustafa Abdulsalam, one of the participants at the event, said: “I write stories for the economy section of a local newspaper and attend these workshops at the Library to find out about different styles of writing. Stories are easy to write, but the different inspirations behind each one are what make them interesting to readers. Listening to experts and attending such workshops at the Library gives me that inspiration.”

Teacher and poet Taqwa Abdulla, another attendee, said: “The Library is a place that is giving us a chance to meet new people with different interests. Attending today’s event gave me an opportunity to discuss my writing with fellow participants and to get their comments on my future projects.”