Abdullah Saqr: The sea, with its vastness and its cruelty, is the best teacher and friend | Gulf newspaper

Dubai: «The Gulf»
As part of its cultural activities, the Emirates Writers and Writers Union – Dubai Branch in the Dubai Public Library – Al Safa Branch hosted writer and storyteller Abdullah Saqr, owner of the first Emirati short story collection entitled: (The Wood). Inspiring his quiet daily life to stories full of interesting events that are not without the amazement of the idea and the depth of the event.

The evening, which was attended by a large crowd of writers, writers and culture lovers, was moderated by the storyteller Mohsen Suleiman, who introduced the writer, saying: “Abdullah Saqr did not stay away from the scene, as it has been rumored. It is also present in cultural and journalistic debates and discussions.

Saqr talked about the influence of the sea on him in shaping his creativity and said: “The influence of the sea and its horrors has a great role in crystallizing the characters of my stories, my poems and my daily life. The sea, in its vastness and its cruelty, was the best teacher and friend.”

On his question about his old project in film production, he said: “It is an old idea that I started in the nineties. I have prepared advanced equipment for it, and I have completed a promo for one of the TV shows.”

In turn, the writer Ibrahim Mubarak spoke about (the plank) and said: “The stage group, when it was issued, raised a great deal of confusion, and this is a tax on expressing opinion, and our generation has incurred a lot in order to preserve its word. The road was not easy, unlike these days.”

For his part, Dr. Saeed Mubarak bin Kharbash, Executive Director of the Arts and Letters Sector at Dubai Culture, said: “The organization of this event comes in honor of a great literary and poetic stature, and embodies our cultural message in the importance of highlighting the symbols of Emirati literature and inspiring our young children, to develop their cultural and creative abilities through Enriching their knowledge about an inspiring model of creative local personalities, and we are committed in Dubai Culture to encourage the local community to create authentic cultural content, and we are pleased to celebrate with our colleagues in the Emirates Writers and Writers Union one of the pillars of Emirati literature, which is considered a pioneer in the field of story at the state level.

At the end of the evening, Abdullah Saqr signed his books (The Wood) and (Dark Pieces of the Night) for the audience, and the writer Nadia Al-Najjar, head of the Emirates Book, Dubai branch, honored him.


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