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100 Bahrain Stories Book Signing
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

100 Bahrain Stories Book Signing

100 Bahrain stories is an independent project which began on social media in January 2016. The ethos of this project is to share the narratives and portraits of 100 individuals who contribute to the rich fabric of life in Bahrain. The aim is also to show that no matter who we are or what we do, we each have our own story and our humanity is shared. 
 
About the author
Born and raised in Australia, Tanzeel Jabbar-Khadir landed in Manama from Melbourne for the first time in 2008. Back then she was so preoccupied with work and her young family that she didn’t take time to explore the Island. She returned to Australia a couple of years later regretting the fact that she hadn’t. Fast forward to 2015, when she and her family found themselves relocating to Bahrain once again. Aware of how lucky she was to have this second chance, this time she promised herself that she would explore the Island as much as she could - and that is what she did. 

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Cookbook Demo and Signing with Dima Al Sharif
Apr
21
12:00 PM12:00

Cookbook Demo and Signing with Dima Al Sharif

Plated Heirlooms

Award winning cookbook author Dima Al Sharif will be at Words to talk about all things food related and do a demonstration of recipes from her stunning cookbook.

Plated Heirlooms, a visual history of Palestinian cuisine, won the title 'Best in the World' for Arabic cuisine at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in May 2017.  She is a well known figure on the Dubai foodie scene and can regularly be found at farmer's markets and on the UAE airwaves spreading awareness of this delicious cuisine.

Plated Heirlooms, my first book, is a complete resource about Classic Palestinian Cuisine. It is about the history and the story of Palestinian Food. ‘Cuisine’ itself is the story of the people who created it, ever reflective of all aspects of a people’s lives, and that is the essence of what I wanted to capture in this book. Dima Al Sharif

All are welcome! 

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Magical Mathematics Book Launch
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Magical Mathematics Book Launch

Join us for the book launch of Magical Mathematics by local resident Pamela Raylene Henderson-Monsef.  This clever and triumphant book takes the reader on a journey of discovery of amazing mathematical patterns, processes and ideas.

Pamela's intention is to generate a sense of curiosity, of mastery, and hopefully a renewed interest in the wonderful world of numbers. That mathematics can be intriguing and fun and confidence building. This book aims to put the joy back into studying mathematics!

This eye-opening book appeals to all ages and Pamela's hope is that everyone will read, absorb, enjoy and learn to respect those staggering things called numbers.

All are welcome!

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Book Signing with Mohamed AlSindi
Feb
4
5:00 PM17:00

Book Signing with Mohamed AlSindi

Jake Rivers

"When 12-year-old Jake Rivers moves to Jacksonville, Florida and starts a new life as a new student, he faces challenges in middle school.  Luckily he meets some new friends who help him out by forming a plan.  But when the plan backfires, he is left fighting his own battles.  Is his voice loud enough to speak out for justice?"

Sixteen year old Mohamed AlSindi was inspired to write 'Jake Rivers' to help kids dealing with bullying and misunderstandings at school.  We hope you all can join us to support one of Bahrain's growing ranks of young authors.

All are welcome!

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Book Signing with Mohammed AlQassimi
Dec
27
7:00 PM19:00

Book Signing with Mohammed AlQassimi

Letters from the Lost

After losing his wife Joud, Omar thought his only problem was to getting over the woman who had lived in his mind for almost ten years. However, a series of letters unveiled secrets that not only explained what happened to Joud, but also unveiled secrets she had been keeping from Omar throughout their entire married life. Will Omar be able to forgive his wife despite the secrets and lies? Will he be able to redeem her mistakes? Join him as he reads the letters from the lost and maybe his journey will help you too move on from a loss.

Mohamed AlQasimi, a twenty year old Bahraini currently completing his undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance, has always wanted to become a writer. He decided to start an anonymous blog under the name of @5aleejiblogger. His dream has now come true and Letters from the Lost is his first published book.

All are welcome

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Book Signing with Brian King
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Book Signing with Brian King

The 100 Day Promise

See what happens when a regular husband and father of four promises to totally love and serve his wife for 100 days. What will happen to him, his wife, and their relationship? Is it really worth the effort? More than just just hearing marriage platitudes, this book shows the reality of the stresses family life can bring and demonstrates the power of trusting someone enough to love them completely.

"I realized I would have to break out of it and muster the will to move us forward again. I sat there pondering many of the lessons I've learned over the years about how to have happy relationships. I remembered a thought I had when we were first married while in a similar frame of mind. It was a thought I believe came from God. "Just love her and let me do the teaching." I have remembered that from time to time over the years and have tried, but have not applied it as consistently as I could. I wondered what would happen if I not only broke out of this negative situation, but tried to act with the same selfless mindset for an extended period. So, I thought I'd try an experiment. I would show more gratitude and affection; I would help more without complaining and look for ways to proactively serve; I would listen more and "correct" less; and I would refrain from seeking justice and accuracy on some issues. I would have to leave some things unsaid, forgive more, and think unselfishly. If we had a disagreement, I would have to move forward in a positive way."

Join us and see how it all turned out for Brian, his wife Nonnie and their beautiful family.

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Cook Book Signing and Pop Up Shop with Rania Moualla 
May
24
10:00 AM10:00

Cook Book Signing and Pop Up Shop with Rania Moualla 

A Spoonful of Home: Middle Eastern Recipes Made Easy

Rania Moualla is an entrepreneur/fashion designer, writer and philanthropist based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 

Co-founder of the Ya Balady clothing line (yabaladyrm.com), Rania designs clothing for women that taps into authentic, ancient Middle Eastern culture, under the slogan “Celebrate my heritage in style.”  Her enterprise, staffed by designers, seamstresses, artists and other creatives, is committed to driving systemic change for a more equitable society. For the past 27 years, Rania has also volunteered with a diverse range of non-profits, NGOs and foundations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and abroad that improve the lives of others, especially cancer patients, children with Down Syndrome, and women in need.

Rania's cookbook A Spoonful of Home: Middle Eastern Recipes Made Easy celebrates the delicious foods lovingly prepared by her own mother. Believing that good food nourishes the soul as well as the body, Rania recreated these cherished family recipes as “a shortcut to my mother’s table. My entire concept is to illustrate that great meals don’t have to be time-consuming,”

Rania says “I’ve adapted these favorites so that busy people can enjoy the beautiful tradition of preparing, sharing, and bonding over home-cooked meals.”

Between her elegant and easy interpretations of time-honored clothing and cuisine, and her caring outreach, Rania seeks to reawaken and share a rich, gracious and life-enriching legacy. 

http://www.yabaladyrm.com/e/index.php

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Book Signing with Michelle Chuaikaitum
May
21
11:00 AM11:00

Book Signing with Michelle Chuaikaitum

The Adventures of Ms. Swivelhead

Thirteen year old Jeera loves science, especially the laws of physics.  This does not win popularity contests at her school, especially when she presents her home made time machine on the day that her regular teacher is absent from class.  Jeera is mocked by some of her peers in front of the whole class even though the substitute teacher offers her support.  Jeera's resolve and determination to prove her classmates wrong in greatly strengthened as a result of their ridicule.  What will it take to get them to believe her and leave her alone?

Michelle (Elsbury)  Chuaikaitum is a lifelong learner and educator.  Inspired by her Peace Corps Volunteer experience (1997 - 1999) as well as her students, she returned home to Hawaii and earned a master's degree in education.  Ms Chuaikaitum believes that travelling is another form of education and has many places she calls home:  Hawaii, Illinois, California, The Gambia, West Africa, Thailand, and Bahrain.  The inspiration of Ms Swivelhead and Jeera occured while teaching the amazing students from the class of 2016 at Ibn Khuldoon National School.

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Book Signing with Andrea Hirata
Apr
9
11:00 AM11:00

Book Signing with Andrea Hirata

The Rainbow Troops

Meet bestselling author Andrea Hirata and immerse yourself in the adventures of a group of impoverished children on a remote island in Indonesia, who take centre stage in his brilliant debut novel Laskar Pelangi or The Rainbow Troops. 

This semi-autobiographical modern-day fairy tale tells of how two dedicated village teachers inspire a rag-tag clutch of elementary school children to get an education against all odds, touching readers worldwide and selling more than five million copies in over 100 countries to make Hirata the most successful writer of all time in Indonesia.
 
We hope you all can join us!

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Book Signing with Noor Al Noaimi
Mar
26
12:00 PM12:00

Book Signing with Noor Al Noaimi

The Pearl Thief

Little is known about the personal lives of Bahrain's pearl divers of yesteryear.  All we have is old photographs and tales passed down through generations. Bahraini author Noor Al Noaimi writes a fictional account of one man's quest to escape poverty by joining the ranks of pearl divers who risked their lives in search of the elusive Bahraini pearl.

Noor Al Noaimi is a member of the Bahrain Writers' Circle and a regular contributor to many local and international magazines.  The Pearl Thief is her first published book. 

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Booksigning and Arabic StoryTime with children's author Zaina Fareed Zedan and BookWorm's Eman Alghawas
Feb
20
4:00 PM16:00

Booksigning and Arabic StoryTime with children's author Zaina Fareed Zedan and BookWorm's Eman Alghawas

La Baas (It's Ok)

Saudi author Zaina Fareed Zedan will be at Words to sign copies of her book La Baas (It's Ok), a beautifully illustrated book that shows kids it's ok to be different no matter what other people may say.  She will be joined by Eman Alghawas, from Bookworms, in an Arabic StoryTelling and Creative session.  The event is for children aged 4-12 years old.  

As this is a Bookworms event, there will be a fee of BD7.500 which includes a signed copy of the book.

Please click here to see the book trailer!

To sign your child up, please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com

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Book Signing and Poetry Reading with Laala Kashef Alghata
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Book Signing and Poetry Reading with Laala Kashef Alghata

Cupid's Rage

Laala Kashef Alghata is an Bahraini author and journalist. She began writing from an early age, by handing out pamphlets of short stories to friends at nine years old. She has published three books, the first of which made her the first Bahraini to publish a novel in English and at 13, the youngest author at the time. Her second book, Behind the Mask: A Folded Heart, was a collection of poetry and prose. She has also been published online and has had her work included in several anthologies, including Gathering the Gulf. She has also given lectures on poetry for both university and high school students. 

Cupid's Rage is a collection of poetry on life and love, the shields we create to battle Cupid’s furious arsenal of arrows and finding ways to heal when our cracks are discovered. The collection was put together from poetry written between 2008 to 2011, both in Bahrain and in Scotland. It is inspired by love primarily, but also delves into anxiety, depression and other matters of the heart. 

We look forward to seeing you all at the book signing and reading but in the meantime enjoy a short extract from one of the anthology's poems entitled Dali's Rose which was inspired by Dali's Rose Meditative:

The rose hangs in the air, 
in the balance of probability,
bleeding beauty gently
into its surroundings.
Whomever loved
that loved not at first sight?
........

 

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