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Alaa Abu Arshid

Alaa Abu Arshid is 27 years old. She is originally from Syria, but was born and raised in the UAE. She works as an engineer, and on the side she writes poetry. She has always had a passion for the Arabic language and poetry and started writing in 2007, but didn’t really give it enough time and effort. Today, she is trying to work more on her passion to bring her writing out to the public, developing her writing and performance skills, through more practice and positive critique. Everyone has a dream, and her dream is to be able to publish a book of her own words one day.