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Pen to Print: Hear My Voice Writing Workshop with Farzana Hakim


February 4


12:30 pm - 02:30 pm

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Workshop One: Hear My Voice. An introduction: Why Voices Matter?

Farzana Hakim author and daily editor of Write On! Magazine hosts a series of workshops for women to express their voice through writing. Farzana is previous winner of Pen to Print’s Book Challenge Competition and published her debut novel Sweethearts of Ilford Lane.

Farzana is looking forward to meeting women from all backgrounds and please read on to hear her voice:

“This session will be an overview of the whole course. I will begin with my story and how writing has empowered me; how from being a stay at home with zero confidence, I am now a published author. I will stress that being from the BAME background has in many instances been a barrier against me being heard yet I persevered and am still trying to break out and make an impact for women in my community”.

“I will talk about appearing on TV and how it felt having my voice heard by so many people. I will talk about being invited to the Asian Media Awards and being able to sit and talk with celebrities about my book. I will talk about how I felt when I interviewed Martina Cole and how despite being worlds apart, we still had one thing in common, our voice, our tool to feeling empowered. I will tell them why writing is important to me and why I waited so long to jump on the boat I am sailing in now. I will make this about why we need to be able to express ourselves because as women we matter”.

“Our activity this week will be about who am I?”

I will ask everyone who they are and then to say one word which describes them beginning with the same letter of their name. This will be the ice breaker and a fun way to introduce each other. The conversation will then develop and explain why they think voices matter before doing more short exercises before we have share with each other. I will take these away if they want me to edit and showcase them on my Thursday connectors page the following week”.

NB: To make the most of Hear My Voice Writing Workshop with Farzana Hakim, please ensure that you book your place, there are 8 sessions to book individually in total.

Tickets have been released for the following dates:

  • 4 February, 2021
  • 11 February, 2021
  • 18 February, 2021
  • 25 February, 2021
  • 4 March, 2021
  • 11 March, 2021
  • 18 March, 2021
  • 25 March, 2021

Booking is essential. Pen to Print and our partners reserve the right to remove participants who are found not to have booked a place for this session.

Pen to Print and our partners reserve the right to remove participants who are disruptive to a session.

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