upcoming creative community events

Coming up next…

Date: June 2019 – TBD date
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Beit Insan, Hamra

For more info or questions: 
or email beit.insan@gmail.com
We’d love to hear from you!

About the Author/speaker:
Nadia Tabbara is a writer and creativity coach who has been researching, developing, and testing her creative methodology for over a decade. She has coached various types of profiles, from entrepreneurs to artists, and continues to do so in Beirut, Lebanon where she is based. In 2005, she received her BA in both Film and Writing from Emerson College in Boston and headed to New York City where she would work in the film industry for over 5 years on major Hollywood films such as “Step Up 3D”, “The Adjustment Bureau” and “New York, I Love You,” and popular TV shows such as “Bored to Death” and “The Good Wife.” During this time, she continued her training with award-winning screenwriter Jacob Krueger, where she spent over 2 years in his specialized studio finishing her first (of many) feature film screenplays. She moved back to Lebanon in 2011 and has since opened FADE IN:, growing it into a writing hub focused on educating aspiring writers on the creative process. She is also a professional screenwriter, heading her Writers Room to create internationally competitive television content.

Discussion | Creative Skills for Personal Growth

Nadia Tabbara, author of Harness Your Creativity, will be at Beit Insan in Hamra for a discussion on the healing effects of creativity and how she used it to figure out challenges in life and at work. She’ll talk about how accepting and nurturing her own creative process (and later encouraging others to figure out their own creativity) helped her grow as a person and become more self-aware. She will share her experiences on moments in life when creative skills helped her make big life decisions, overcome loss or simply get through a hard day.

Join us to be part of the conversation, meet the author and check out her book!

Who should attend this talk and book-signing?
Creativity isn’t just used to create pieces of art – it’s also a needed skill for self-awareness and personal growth. We encourage you to join us if you want to listen and potentially share challenges you have, if you’d like to gain tips and creativity skills that can be used as coping tools or, if you simply want to meet like-minded people.

-Free entrance-

Date: June 2019 – exact date TBD
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Place: Beit Insan, Hamra (intersection of Ghandi & Sidani streets, in front of Socrate Restaurant, next to Takkoush Flowers)

A note from Nadia, the author:
Beit Insan is a wonderful space providing accessible wellness services to those in need. It is run by professional and highly trained wellness practitioners. I am neither of those things. I’m simply someone who has used the creative process to write stories, build a business and even, discover more about myself and grow as a person. This creative process (and later my methodology) has helped me deal with my own daily struggles and mental health issues. Once I saw this potential for personal growth, I wanted to share it with others! That’s what this talk is about.

Bi-monthly recurring events:

DATE: Sunday 17 February
TIME: 11:00am – 1:00pm
RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/92p622uVRbp4YXeC2
LOCATION: Ishbilia Theater & Art Hub, Saida, Lebanon

Questions, comments or jokes:
call or whatsapp your host Lara Mekkawi
+961 3 926 920
email info@fadeinbeirut.com
We’d love to hear from you!

 WRITING DAY, Saida – Sunday 17 February

Going strong for the second year running, Writing Day is the first and only networking event for professional and aspiring creative writers in Lebanon!

WRITING DAY is coming to Saida! Join us for a very special edition of Lebanon’s only networking event for creative writers!

What do we do at WRITING DAY?
We talk writing. We read about it. We live it. We drink it. We write. And write again. We meet other writers and we really connect on a creative level. Come be part of our growing creative community.

Who can join us:
– Non-writers who are interested in writing more
– Writers who have projects
– Readers (we love you, please join us)
– The person who has written and loves it but maybe hasn’t done it in a long time but knows they can and maybe this is a good chance to start (we’re looking at you!)
– Creatives who want to try out some writing
– Those who are curious – can I write?
– Those who wonder, will this help me write better at work?

Just bring a notebook, a pen, and an easy-going attitude (if you’re working on a project, go ahead and bring your laptop). You will be surrounded by like-minded writers from all over Saida at Ishbilia Theatre and Art-Hub, a perfect place to get inspired.

Your host Lara El Mekkawi will give an opening talk about working in publishing, writing, editing and the joys and pains of all those things. She will introduce you to our favorite writing exercise so that everyone can get the pen moving! Keep in mind, we have amazing workshops, seminars, coaching sessions … but WRITING DAY is not a structured class. It’s an informal gathering and it’s a lot of fun!

Date: Saturday 17 November
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Sarvam Yoga, Gemmayze

Questions, Comments or Jokes?
Call/ Whatsapp +961 71 931 722
email info@fadeinbeirut.com
We’d love to hear from you!

Open Mic: Poetry for Everybody x Sarvam Yoga

Started 3 years ago, Poetry for Everybody is still the inclusive space that it’s always been – welcoming all walks of poet – the new, the seasoned, the brave and the shy as we all fit under one mic 🙂

… This special edition will take place at the VERY special and serene Sarvam Yoga red house in Gemmayze and will be entirely open mic.

Our mission with our poetry readings is to remind each other that poetry is indeed for EVERYBODY. It doesn’t have to be boring or outdated; it doesn’t have to be for an elite few who “get it.” Poetry is meant to be read out loud and enjoyed by everybody, and where better than at the warm, quaint space at Sarvam.

Headed by #fadeinpoet Nadine Makarem and hosted by FADE IN: and Sarvam Yoga this poetry night is laid-back, inspiring, and full of honest poetry.

The evening will go as such:
– We’ll begin with music and mingling, and enjoy some in-house drinks as the sign up sheet travels around
– Open mic will begin and we’ll find out why TRUE poetry is all about being true to yourself!
– Small intermission
– More poets, more poetry!

LOCATION: Sarvam Yoga, The RED HOUSE, Gemmayze

Your point poet
Nadine Makarem
+961 3 503 177