Writing Workshops for 16-25 year olds
Birmingham| 27th + 28th February
London | 11th + 13th March
This project aims to voice women’s stories using arts
as a facilitator, and to encourage greater support and recognition for talented women. Emerging writing talents from Birmingham, Brick Lane and Bangladesh
will be paired with established writers who will provide
support and mentor them. Untold stories will be revealed
through different written forms - scripts, short stories, articles and blogs, any medium and style is welcome.
The project is being developed in close partnership with Sampad Arts - an established arts organisation in Birmingham - and the Rich Mix, a popular and diverse arts venue in East London. The project will be led by Leesa Gazi, writer, actor and founding member of Komola.
You can write about your life, your experiences around your city, stories about growing up, your perspective on today’s world - anything. During the workshop session, Leesa will help you to explore your ideas, to think freely and guide you to write about them. After the session, we will ask you to produce a piece of around 600 – 800 words. Following the workshops, some writers will be invited to proceed to the next stage of the project – which could result in a rehearsed reading of your piece.
Birmingham Workshops will take place on Saturday 27 February and Sunday 28 February.
London Workshops will take place at the Rich Mix,
Friday 11 March at 11:00am – 1:00pm or 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Sunday 13 March at 11:00am – 1:00pm or 2:30pm - 4:30pm
To book a place, please contact us with the following information, and include a short piece of writing, in English, of approx. 300 words, by 19 February.
Your name and age
Preferred date and session time.
Birmingham participants, please send e-mails to:
London participants please send e-mails to:
We look forward to hearing from you!