São Paulo (Brazil)
From February 14 to February 28, 2020
Cláudia Naoum is a writer, playwright and screenwriter.
The word has always been her work tool and with it she creates stories on different kinds of platforms.
In 2014 she published her first book of short stories. At the end of 2016 she created a small personalized books company, writing and registering real stories into books. Since then, she has written more than 200 stories about the lives of real characters of all ages (children’s and adults’ books).
She particularly has a special taste in writing children’s stories. In 2018 she wrote a children’s play, which toured all over Brazil visiting children from public schools. In early 2020 she aims to release 2 children’s books.
Also, she has been invited to give a creative writing workshop, encouraging people to write their own stories.
Because in the end “we all go and what remains are the stories”.
Project at Faber —
My time at Faber will be spent developing a new children’s book, a ‘modern’ fairy tale, that addresses topics such as gender equality, feminism, past versus future, and respect for differences in a symbolic and playful way. It is book with no moral lessons at all, just reveals current questions and reflections. I already have the plot and I need time and tranquility to put the words down, literally. It would be wonderful to give myself the time, peace and an awesome new scenario to create. And my intention is to start and finish the book during the residency period.