Here Catherine Grosvenor reflects on her day at the Celebrate Muslim Women Writers event at Glasgow Women’s Library last month. Catherine worked with the women writers as dramaturg and at the performed readings at the Library. It was an uplifting, celebratory and thoughtful day as you will read…
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. Read more
Today we launch the second film in our creative writing series Letters to…where we ask for written responses to different topics. This time we asked for a ‘Letter to…my period’.
The chosen letter, written by Kerri Clarence, summed up lots of experiences and feelings described in many of the submissions, from your first period to how your relationship with you period might change with age. We are delighted to launch our film on International Day of the Girl.
If you could write a letter to your period, what would you say? Would you tell it how great it is? Would you beg it to stop? Or show up? Do you have some questions for it that you’re too embarrassed to ask anyone else?
Introducing the first film in the Letters to… series produced by Stellar Quines.
Each film is a letter to someone or something that has affected the writer’s life. This first theme was to a woman who was an activist, a feminist, and inspired change and hope.
Letters to…a Woman Who Brings Me Hope in the Dark. We received a great response to our first call-out for Letters to… and the successful letter is currently in rehearsal for filming and will be launched on 1 August – the first preview of Propeller. Read more
Thank you to everyone who has sent us a Letter to a woman who has inspired them because of the work she is doing to change things for the better. Submissions are now closed.
We are pleased to say we have had a good response to our first call out. The selection process is now starting and we will announce the successful contribution very soon.
Tomorrow, 28 June, is the final day to submit your Letters to…a Woman Who Brings Me Hope in the Dark
Don’t miss being part of the first edition of Letters to… in which we celebrate our support of the Scottish Drama Training Network’s upcoming Fringe production Propeller, by The Network Ensemble, directed by Caitlin Skinner. Read more
Letters to… is a new quarterly writing opportunity where we invite you to write a letter in response to a theme. We choose one which is then performed by a professional actor, filmed and shared on Stellar Quines’ website and social media.
We welcome applications from people of any gender identity, from
Stellar Quines invite you to write Letters to…a Woman Who Brings Me Hope in the Dark.
For our first edition of Letters to… we are celebrating our support of the Scottish Drama Training Network’s upcoming Fringe production Propeller, by The Network Ensemble, directed by Caitlin Skinner. Read more
Catherine Grosvenor, Creative Learning Associate at Stellar Quines is working with the Scottish Drama Training Network on their Ensemble Project that will perform at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Recently, Catherine went to Aberdeen to provide dramaturgical assistance. Read more
YTAS Convention of Youth Theatre
I am just back from a brilliant two days at the YTAS Convention on Youth Drama. I met some amazing people, heard about all kinds of interesting projects involving theatre and young people, took part in stimulating conversations about values and ethics and ways of working,
- Terra Incognita & Stellar Quines host final event in from her to her exhibition
- Job Opportunity – Creative Learning Associate
- Jemima Levick talks to Fearless Femme about staging change in theatre
- Catherine Grosvenor – GWL, Stellar Quines and Storying Relationships
- A Celebration of Muslim Women’s Writing at Glasgow Women’s Library