Qatar University (QU) has established a Writers' Club to nurture student writers through a group in which everyone can help to improve the writing abilities of each other.
The club will conduct workshops where members will be able to gain fundamental knowledge to develop their skills and create fun online content to get a deeper understanding of writing.
Getting online exposure for the student writers' work is also an important goal of the club, which will create a website where club members can upload their short stories, poems and other literary creations.
Workshops on writing fiction and screenwriting have already been held.
The final event of the semester is the 'Worldbuilding Workshop' on October 4 and 6. It will cover the process of worldbuilding in various forms of fiction.
QU Writers' Club president Mohammed Amjad Abdushakkoor said the main goal is to make the students write. "Every great author has practiced their writing for many years before they released their first bestsellers. Therefore, ignoring that journey would be a crime.”
The faculty advisor, David Pearson, a lecturer of English at the Foundation Programme said: “Writing is a super power. You can leap tall buildings with your imagination and knock people out with your ideas. All members should remember that the workshops and writing content must comply with Qatar University and the state's community culture and traditions.”