To complement the annual literary Prize, IPAF aims to identify and encourage future writers and high quality works along with distinction by supporting literary initiatives. In 2009, the international Prize for Arab fiction launched its inaugural Nadwa for a group of aspiring writers.

The aim of the Nadwa is to bring together talented writers and provide a platform for them to share their ideas and further develop their writing skills under the mentorship of two well established authors. The new fiction written at the Nadwa will be published on the Prize website shortly.

The workshop is first of its kind for Arab writers and takes place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.