This past Tuesday, I visited Zayed University to speak to an education class studying youth literature and preparing to write young adult stories of their own. (I’ll write a fuller post on this experience later this weekend.) We talked about books they were reading and how they might begin to write their own stories. TheContinue reading “A Writer’s Notebook: Mapping a story”
Tag Archives: Abu Dhabi
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“Ma’salama.” Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2 April 2011. One of the first things I did when I arrived in the UAE more than two years ago was to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. People here like to throw around the superlatives — largest pearl sold at auction, tallest building,Continue reading “Photo blog 49”
Small stone, Vol. 2, #7
The fading echo of the muezzin’s adhan blurs into the rising songs of birds awakened from their roosts in the minarets.
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“Grit.” In the desert near Sweihan, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 4 February 2011. Believe it or not, these are not tilt-shift photos. They’re both naturally focused like this–I just rested the camera on the ground and let the autofocus do the rest. But I am as fascinated with the technique as I am withContinue reading “Photo blog 41”
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“Elemental.” Water feature in a city park, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 November 2010.
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“Night and Day.” Neighborhood mosque in Hadbat al Zafaran area, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 21 & 22 January 2009. Ramadan mubarak!
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Ramadan kareem! * Because we’re in the midst of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, I thought I’d spend the next few weeks posting images related to Islam and our country of residence, the United Arab Emirates. Stay tuned for more.