Longley Sixth Form College
British South Asian Creative Writing Workshops
Creative Writing Workshops
with Afshan Lohdi
February - March 2018
Come and join us for creative writing workshops with published Muslim writers, authors and performers.
Wednesday 31st January, 2018
Venue: Longley Park Sixth Form College, Sheffield
2018 Workshop Dates:
# Wed 7th February
# Wed 14th February
# Wed 28th February
# Wed 14th March
# Wed 21st March
# Wed 28th March
Authors will share their skills and you will:
For more information email Dr Nafhesa Ali: firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing gupshops with John Siddique
Poet, Essayist and Author, Bradford
Writing about love and relationships
with John Siddique and Claire Chambers
Venue: Esquires Coffee, Broadway, Bradford
Sessions are held on a monthly basis.
Tea, coffee and refreshments are provided.
Are you interested in creative writing and literature?
Would you like to explore love and relationships among British Muslims?
Would you like to learn new skills in storytelling? and do you have interesting stories to share?
Come along, meet and work with published authors and writers.
John Siddique is Honorary Fellow in creative writing at The University of Leicester and Royal Literary Fund Fellow at The University of York. His literary works include Full Blood and Recital - An Almanac. His work has been described by Dawn - book & authors to be '... savoured like a sip of forbidden wine.'
John will be hosting his 'Writing about love' gup-shops in Leeds this Autumn 2017 in association with the Storying Relationships project.
Gupshops will include sessions on:
#Reading sessions with Claire Chambers
#Writing sessions with John Siddique
#Beginning to write like a writer
#Observation and Reflection
#Reality Vs Fiction and My take on love (Part one) - John Siddique
#My take on love (Part two)
If you are interested in taking part, register your interest via email to Nafhesa at email@example.com.
LGBT workshops: Forthcoming
LGBT storying gupshops
with Afshan Lodhi Writer and Performer
Glasgow Women's Library creative writing workshops and book group
Glasgow Women's Library
The Glasgow Women's Library will be reading The Things I would Tell You by Sabrina Mahfouz for the December meeting. Groups are held once a month and facilitated by Syma Ahmed, BME Development Officer.
Please get in touch with Syma Ahmed at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Creative Writing Workshops: 2018 Calendar
Saturday 27th January 2018
Venue: Glasgow Women's Library
Safina Mazhar and Sara Shaarawi will also be joining us to share their experiences of becoming writers and playwrights.
Play/theatre writing with Sara Shaarawi
Sara is from Cairo, now based in Glasgow. Her first play Niqabi Ninja was stage at the Tron Theatre in 2014 and was chosen to be part of the National Theatre of Scotland's Breakthrough Writers programme, where she developed Lelah.
#1 Saturday 3rd February
#2 Saturday 10th February
#3 Saturday 17th February
#4 Saturday 24th February
Creative Writing with writer Safina Mazhar
Safina is a teen and fantasy writer and the author of the Power of Four series. Her first book Run to Earth was her debut novel. Safina lives in Glasgow with her husband and three daughters.
#1 Saturday 10th March
#2 Saturday 17th March
#3 Saturday 25th March
#4 Saturday 31st March
Blogging workshops with Talat Yaqoob and Faiza Yousaf
Talat Yaqoob is a feminist campaigner, blogger and founder of the Women 50:50 campaign. Faiza Yousaf has been a blogger for over six years and currently blogs on her page Life of Fai.
Throughout the month of July 2018
#1 Saturday 7th July
#2 Saturday 14th July
#3 Saturday 20th July
#4 Saturday 28th July
Get in touch to book your place via email: email@example.com
|Animation workshops with Stacy Bias
Animator, Designer and Illustrator
Halal Dating Animation Workshops
The University of Sheffield, Geography Department
Storying Relationships Channel, YouTube
Over a period of 5-weeks, British Muslim men and women came together to create an animated short film 'Halal Dating' exploring the subject of relationships and young British Muslims. The animation workshops, facilitated by Stacy Bias animator, designer and illustrator (creator of Flying while Fat). Over five workshop sessions participants drew images themed around halal dating, created animation via Adobe Illustrator and transferred animated drawings onto Videoscribe to create a short animated film, available to watch on the Storying Relationships YouTube channel. Local filmmakers involved in the production of this film include; Arusa Ahmed, Sonyia Jamal, Maryah Khan, Mohammed Barber and Anas Makda.
Some questions the film explores include: