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If you'd like to get some top tips from a published author on how to write a really good short story than come along to this Saturday's workshop at Stratford Library.
Sufiya Ahmed, whose latest novel is being released by Puffin Books, will help you get your creative ideas onto paper. In this one and a half hour workshop you'll start to write your own short story and Sufiya will help you think about developing your characters, the narrative and pace of your short story. If you enjoy enjoy writing and want to write a really great short story, you need to be here.
Although the session is free, places are limited so you should book up beforehand to avoid disapointment on the day.
Then stay to meet Mina Mohammed who won the Best Short Story category at last years Young Muslim Writers Awards. She has gone on to launch her publishing career with Urbantopia Books who are hosting the launch of her first novel - See Red, immediately after the workshop.
Hear readings, win prizes and enjoy beautiful cakes! See you there.
Sufiya Ahmed is the author of the Zahra series which features 'Zahra's First Term at the Khadija Academy', 'Zahra's Great Debate' and her new book 'Zahra's Trip to Misr. Sufiya first book 'Zahra's First Term at the Khadija Academy' was shortlisted in the published category. She has delivered creative writing workshops to school children on behalf of the MWA.
In 2009 Bloomsbury Publishers included both Zahra titles as e-books on their online UK library service.In 2011 Sufiya's new book was signed by Puffin Publishers. The book which is about a teenager's ordeal with a forced marriage has been scheduled for release in 2012. She is delighted that she will be a Puffin author.
The Muslim Writers Awards is hosting these series of free workshops over 2011 throughout the UK. These are facilitated by professionals and experts from within the publishing industry. The workshops cover a range of relevant topics designed to help aspiring writers to progress. You can register your interest to receive email updates about these from our team. Or if you prefer, just follow us on Facebook.