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Launching the Chinese Holy Woman at the Manchester Museum

  I was hosted by the Confucius Institute, University of Manchester by Karen Wang and Tabea in the Manchester Museum, Kanaris Theatre. With my Chinese readers reading extracts from my Chinese The Holy Woman. Reading from my novel “Typhoon” and talked about my Chinese tour. The process of getting my book published, the cover and…




Spreading Messages of Peace at Avinashilingam University For Women, Coimbatore, India

  Avinashilingam University For Women, Coimbatore, India   As an international writer and educationist I was in India to take part in Jaipur and Kerala literature festival and on a 5 city tour. In Coimbatore, in Tamil Nadu I was hosted by the Chancellor of the Avinashilingam Women University, Dr Krishna Kumar and in Kerala by…




Spreading Messages of Peace at the Kerala Literature Festival 2017

  Qaisra Shahraz took part in Kerala Literature festival. As a writer using her work to cultural bridge building & peace activist she assidously promoted messages of peace & harmony, using Faith Network 4 Manchester (FN4M) & Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) banner with its logo, ‘Spread Hummus Not Hate.’ Throughout her literary session entitled “My…




Kerala Literature Festival, Calicut, India – 2017

    I was delighted to take part in Kerala Literature festival. I had a wonderful time! My hosts were terrific, I loved meeting international writers  as well as the local Malaylis and those from around India. I was warmly welcomed, looked after and honored including taking part in the inauguration and lighting of one…




Jaipur Literature Festival 2017

Delighted to take part in Jaipur Literature Festival again. So exciting as festival is celebrating the 10th anniversary. My panel on the 23rd January 2017 with other writers called “Being the Other”.




Writers retreat: Weaving words – Peru

                        Looking forward to my writer’s retreat in Peru. Meeting wonderful fellow women writers from America. Weaving words together, energizing creative cells and exploring the Inca trails and Peruvian life.      




Qaisra won the National Diversity ‘Life Time Achiever’ award !!

Qaisra Shahraz Honoured at UK’s Largest Diversity Awards Qaisra was presented her ‘Life Time Achiever’ award by Sol Campbell, the famous footballer and two representatives of Microsoft Damian Stirrett & Sarbjit Sahota. Microsoft sponsored this award category. Qaisra whole heartedly wishes to thank the people who have voted for her for this Award and also who…




Literary Germany Tour: Visiting German Schools

Date:  Monday, 30th May Time: 8:00 till 10:00 Venue: St. Angela Gymnasium, Auf dem Silberberg 4, 51688 Wipperfürth. Hosted By: Ms Walburga Zerwas. Link: http://schule.erzbistum-koeln.de/st-angela-gymnasium-wipperfuerth/ I am delighted to have been invited to the Norbert Gymnasium Knechtsteden as part of my Educational tour to Germany. I will be sharing my experience as a successful author and would read and discuss excerpts…




2016 Tour of Cologne

Cologne My story, ‘A Pair of Jeans’, is being studied in Germany since 1990 and has now brought me to historical city of Cologne. This time to take part in the education book fair the Didacta. Cathedral What a fabulous Roman city Cologne is. Especially with its amazing and monumental cathedral, dating back to the 13th century….




Visit to Genoveva Gymnasium Köln-Mülheim, Cologne, Germany

What a delight it was to visit Genoveva Gymnasium school in the center of Cologne city, thanks to my wonderful host and dear friend Frau Dorothee Heyder from Xanten. Dorothee had arranged for me to visit this school, I was highly impressed. With a large migrant student population the school has won an award for celebrating diversity. During my…