Engagement

Muslim Women Write

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Take Part

The latest series of workshops were held online in 2022. 

These six workshops were led by three incredible writers who supported participants on their journey. 

Everyone who attended the workshops also had the chance to visit a rehearsal for Stellar Quines theatre production, Sister Radio by Sara Shaarawi, in Autumn 2022 and to attend the show.

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Workshop details

Our latest workshops were led by the following creatives:

Muslim Women's Stories project participants sitting around a table in the Glasgow Women's Library sharing their writing
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Muslim Women Write: 3 plays on film

Watch the films of three fantastic scripts written by participants of the group during 2021.

The scripts were written with the support of Sara Shaarawi. They were turned into short films with professional actors, directed by Shilpa T-Hyland and filmed by Jassy Earl.

These short films premiered at an online film screening in October 2021. It included a Q&A with Sara and the writers.

Muslim Women Write: 3 plays on film

Watch the three films created as part of Muslim Women Write workshops in 2020.

Further details

The Muslim Women Write project:

  • develops creative writing skills and shares stories;
  • centres Muslim women as the subjects of their own stories; 
  • develops skills and interests in the creative arts;
  • supports participants to visit cultural spaces, experience the theatre-making process and go behind the scenes;
  • builds a collection of plays by women of colour for Glasgow Women’s Library;
  • improves understanding and perceptions through storytelling. 

Project supporter

This work has been made possible by an award from People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

 

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