Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
Can Courageous Writing Create a Compassionate Culture?
Inspirational author Mitch Albom on Hope, Love, Loss and Finding Chika
The essence of good storytelling is the recognition of the universal truths that bind us, the sharing of the hopes and joys and sadness that make us human. New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom touched the souls of millions around the world with his inspiring memoir Tuesdays with Morrie and spiritual novel The Five People You Meet in Heaven. He shares his insights exploring how his writing makes an emotional connection, particularly embodied in his poignant memoir Finding Chika, a tribute to a young Haitian girl who arrived at Albom’s Have Faith Haiti Orphanage, forever changing his heart. Courageous writing that is unafraid of showing emotion encourages compassion – does it also contribute to building an empathetic culture that makes people feel good about themselves?
Mitch Albom is the New York Times bestselling author touched the souls of millions around the world with his inspiring memoirs Tuesdays with Morrie and Finding Chika and spiritual novel The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
Moderator: Sally Mousa is an international speaker and presenter who has interviewed many of the world’s most influential change-makers across every field.
Language: In Arabic with Simultaneous Translation into English.