Jebel Marra - short story collection
Jebel Marra, my first collection of short fiction, will be launched on February 21st at the 'Darfur at the Cross Roads' conference at St Antony's College, University of Oxford. I'll be reading alongside speakers from some of Darfur's liberation movement groups (SLM/MM, SLM/Abdul Wahid Al-Nour, JEM and the SNLM) as well as researchers and other experts on Darfur's recent political history.
More dates for live events, including Manchester and Liverpool launches, to be posted here soon. You can order the book now via the Comma Press website.
WordPlay Community Arts
I'm thrilled to be able to announce the launch of a new participatory arts organisation that I've founded with my collaborator Harriet Morgan-Shami.
WordPlay has grown from work we've done in East Salford over the last seven years, and we will continue to root our work there, as well as taking some of the projects to the wider Greater Manchester area.
WordPlay uses creative writing and related arts (like digital storytelling, spoken word, artist books and life writing) to support attachment and wellbeing. We are especially focused on working with vulnerable and marginalised people, as this is the backbone of our previous work together.
You can follow WordPlay on facebook and twitter, and find out more on our website at www.wpca.co.uk
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