Category: Books

Qaisra Shahraz at Manchester Literature Festival Hosted By Elizabeth Gaskell House

Event:  Manchester Literature Festival 11 October 2017 Date: Wed 11th Oct Time:  6.30pm – 9pm Venue: 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW Tel: 0161 273 2215 View Event Details Qaisra Shahraz ‘The Concubine and the Slave Catcher’ As part of the Manchester Literature Festival Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is proud to welcome prize-winning British-Pakistani author Qaisra Shahraz on 11…




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…




Kerala Literature Festival 2017

Delighted to take part in Kerala Literature Festival, the wonderful land of readers and writers. My panel is on the 2nd & 5th of February 2017.




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”.




Visit to Kinnaird College & International Centre for Pakistani writing in English – ICPWE

Visit to Kinnaird College It was wonderful to visit Kinnaird College again – my third visit to this marvelous place which now houses an equally marvelous writers’ centre – the International Centre For Pakistani Writing in English (ICPWE) headed by the Founder Director Mr. M. Athar Tahir-Chowdhry, a poet, an artist and a former diplomat, who I…




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…