Nada Faris represented Kuwait at The International Writing Program, USA, and at London's Shubbak Festival, UK. Nada has placed in the top two on five National Slam Poetry Competitions. As a performance poet, Nada has headlined everywhere in Kuwait, from KU, AUK, GUST, and AOU, to private and public schools, hotels, and cafes, to Kuwait's National Book Fair and Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah. She also performed abroad at Busboys & Poets and Spit Dat, Iowa University, Senior College and more.
Where to find Nada Faris online
VideosIn Response to Abdullah Buwair's Article, "God Save Kuwait," in Kuwait Times Newspaper
Live Poetry Performance at Isma3ni's Anniversary, Live Theater, Kuwait.
Artemis And Other Spoken Word Poems
Artemis and other Spoken Word Poems includes ten award-winning poems that Nada Faris performed, which gave her the nickname of “Kuwait’s Finest Slam Poet.”
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Smashwords book reviews by Nada Faris
- Minutes Before Sunset
on June 03, 2013
The story is told in two point of views.
The first is through the POV of Eric Wellborn, the son of the King of Shades, the first descendant mentioned in the “Prophecy.” Seventeen-year-old Eric has superpowers that were passed on to him by bloodline, which were activated at the age of thirteen, when he took part in his naming ceremony. The naming is important because it signals the end of naivety and the beginning of adulthood, responsibility, and duty—if Eric even lives long enough to accomplish it.
Eric tells us early on that he was raised with three principles:
To conceal his identity
And to win, that is, to murder.
And why? Because a war is brewing.
As a human, Eric meets Jessica the new girl in town: the other POV of the story. She and Eric don’t seem to get along very well in their human forms. As Shades, on the other hand, who are not allowed to expose their identities to one another, they develop a strong attraction.
This story has twists and turns (even the Prophecy changes). It’s got magical powers, romance, and some funny moments. As a young adult novel, it will satisfy its readers.
All in all, the first book in A Timely Death series, was promising. It sets the stage for more conflict. Seconds Before Sunrise, Book 2 of the series, is scheduled for release in fall 2013.