Learn how to write a children's book!
Inspire your students by bringing Dina Elabd, Arabic and English author of eight children's and YA books, to conduct workshops or book readings for your organization.
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Dina, I just wanted to say thank you for everything. I don't know what I would have done without you. You are patient, kind, and always there to help. I appreciate that you continued to support me even though I took longer than I should have. Thank you 🙏🏻Amina D.
Firstly, Dina is admirable as a person! She puts her heart into what she does, I loved every moment of my book coaching experience with her, she’s understanding, patient, very knowledgeable, flexible, and is passionate about what she does!
Definitely The Best book coach ever! I’m grateful to have stumbled upon her, she made my dream of becoming a writer a reality in the most enjoyable way!♥️Heba A.
I loved working with Dina! She helped me achieve a dream I had ever since I was a young writer. Her patience, understanding, acute editing, and flexibility made it a comfortable environment to work with her. I an definitely coming back for a second book coaching.Sherouq E.
Dina El Abd is an exceptional book coach. She is very knowledgeable in her field and immensely easy to work with. She’s professional, smart, patient, honest, and very talented. Her experience and background along with her easy going and kind personality made my Book coach experience wonderful and it was such pleasure working with such a lovely and intelligent lady. I would recommend her in a heart beat.Marwah E.
10+ years experience
Dina has worked in the publishing industry for over 10 years across languages and regions, and helped publish over 40 books. Often invited by schools and organizations, Dina has held workshops and book readings for over 15 organizations, both virtually and in person.
She holds a MPhil in Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature under the Faculty of Education at The University of Cambridge, UK. A scholar in the field of children’s literature, Elabd presented her thesis at Cambridge’s annual Kaleidoscope conference, presented at the IRSCL 2015, Worchester, and attended the IBBY 2016, Auckland, IBBY 2018, Athens, and read her latest book at the Dubai Literature Festival 2019, Dubai.
Dina is also Room to Read’s Program Manager to the Middle East, and has worked in education and development for over 11 years, including 5 years of work at the World Bank. She founded Arabic Book A Month in 2018.