Embassy staff had the opportunity to meet with Nada Makhlouf, who recently returned from the Between the Lines (BTL) program. This program brings young writers, aged 16-19 to the U.S. for two weeks of intensive creative writing workshops and cultural exchange. The workshops are held at the University of Iowa. According to Nada, “The BTL Program was a turning point in my life.”
Nada shared about different classes and writing workshops that she attended with her American and international peers, all passionate about writing. Not only did she improve her writing technique, but she also had the chance to discover new aspects of American culture. Details on the 2016 program will be available soon.