Contra Workshops

Our workshops aim to connect trainers in the field of writing and editing with students and young professionals from all areas united in their passion for the written word. Our interactive workshops lay the basis for an experience you can hardly get elsewhere.

Summer workshops 2018 shall be held in CairoContra Headquarters - 11, street 204, Maadi, from July to the end of August.

Available Workshops

Writing in English

Designed for distinguished level English speakers to understand and apply different writing approaches, and how to write articles and tackle different topics for media purposes.

July 2018: Sunday & Tuesday; 12-3 pm

August 2018: Sunday & Tuesday; 12-3 pm


Price: 1800 EGP

Editing in English

Designed for proficient level English speakers who wish to learn the art of editing at its finest.

July 2018: Monday & Wednesday; 6-9 pm

August 2018: Sunday & Tuesday; 6-9 pm


Price: 2500 EGP

Social Media in English

A workshop that teaches how to run social media for a business, and social media strategy foundations.

July 2018: Sunday & Tuesday; 6-9 pm

August 2018: Monday & Wednesday; 6-9 pm


Price: 1000 EGP

Mariem ELTagoury

Once upon a time, this one stumbled down a rabbit hole, took a long route to a strange land, was bewitched on the way, became a writer and never came back. She’s also the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of CairoContra, and a professional certified trainer from AUC, with work experience in Daily News Egypt & Identity Magazine.

Amr Shehata

One who describes editing and writing as his “sizzling passion”, Amr was the managing editor of Las Vegas-based self-publishing houses Soul Space (previously Älska) and Verbii, both of which were founded by bestselling authors Sean Patrick Simpson and Sarah Prout. In Egypt, he was Rowayat's literary consultant, the chief copy editor of Daily News Egypt, and part-time editor for Egypt Today. He is currently an associate vice president editor in EFG Hermes' research team.

Lobna EL Zayan & Ola Oreiba

Social Media isn’t a task for Lobna EL Zayan, it’s a talent that comes naturally to her as she goes by. She has extensive experience working with the likes of Equinox Graphics & Spoon Branding Agency, and was senior marketing specialist for Engineeius. She is currently working with the mega digital marketing agency the Marketing & Business Development Lead of Technowireless.

As for Ola Oreiba, she’s an inspiration for those looking to shift their careers to social media. After switching from a career in pharmacy, she started out working as a freelancer for several start-up projects, until she landed a position as Social Media Specialist in Robusta, working with brands the likes of L’Oreal & Oriflame. She is currently the Marketing & Business Development Executive at Robusta.

To apply, please fill in this application.

10% off for early birds.

Limited seats available

Workshops shall take place : July Workshop: from 15/7/2018 to 11/8/2018 August Workshop: from 19/8/2018 to 15/9/2018