On 29 September Glasgow Women’s Library hosted a lively and inspiring afternoon of spoken word and performance by emerging Muslim women writers exploring the theme of relationships. The event was led by Sheffield University Storying Relationships Project and it comprised of a series of lively conversations with acclaimed Muslim women writers including Safina Mazhar, Sara Shaarawi and Sufiya Ahmed followed by readings of their scripts.
Stellar Quines were pleased to support this event and Catherine, our Creative Learning Associate, helped with dramaturgy on the scripts before the event and was part of the team on the day. The writers read from their scripts and a group of actors did rehearsed readings of some of the plays, which the writers said was wonderful to hear their words brought to life.
There was such warmth and energy in the room and there were lovely comments from the group on the day:
“very inspirational – I want to be a writer!”
“the talks were very inspiring”
and a final comment that summed up the feeling of the day
“I’m so happy to see Muslim women celebrated! Society treats Muslim women like they are meek and doesn’t let their voices be heard. I’m thrilled to be here at this platform.”
What people thought…
This event was run in partnership with Sheffield University Storying Relationships Project and supported by the Alwaleed Centre and Stellar Quines Theatre Company.