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Qaisra Shahraz at Manchester Literature Festival in Elizabeth Gaskell House

Elizabeth Gaskell House It was great to take part in Manchester Literature Festival and to launch my new book “The Concubine and the Slave Catcher”. I was doubly delighted to be hosted in Gaskell House, home of one of my favourite women writers – Elizabeth Gaskell. It was a thrilling experience indeed to sit on…




Ernest Mach Gymnasium – Hurth, Germany

Introduction It was wonderful to be hosted by Ernest Mach Gymnasium in Hurth. School of my German host, Frau Thekla Von Dubois. The largest group I ever had in one hall – 370 students and a dozen of English teachers. I was warmly welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Students Input Two students retold my story…




Building Cultural Bridges in Dusseldorf, Germany

Venue: Gallerie Toechter & Soehne, Reisholzer Werftstraße 73, 40597 Düsseldorf Date: 20th of September Looking forward to this event in Dusseldorf in two weeks time. Building cultural bridges through interfaith dialogue and literature. Special thanks to Vera of Gallerie Toechter & Soehne, and Micheal Heynen, Executive Director of “Cultural Diplomats”. Full details below.




Qaisra Shahraz at Asia Pacific Writers & Translators – Bali 2017 Book Launch

Books Launched   The Concubine and the Slave-Catcher Qaisra Shahraz Published by HopeRoad Synopsis by Dr. Claire Chambers, author and editor of The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, University of York’ An old man in Manchester dreams of his previous life in Pakistan, but on returning there realises he is no longer sure where home is. Two married…




Qaisra Shahraz at Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2017

Country: United Kingdom/PakistanQaisra Shahraz is an award-winning British-Pakistani novelist and scriptwriter. She recently won the prestigious National Diversity Lifetime Achiever Award for Services to Literature, Education, Gender and Interfaith Activism. She was recognized as one of 100 influential Pakistani women in the Pakistan Power 100 list in 2012. Qaisra is an advisor to the Asia…




Qaisra Shahraz at Manchester Literature Festival

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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…




Remembering Srebrenica memorial Event at Oldham 6th Form College

On Friday 14th July at 6pm, Oldham 6th Form College was delighted to host, in partnership with Faith Network 4 Manchester, (FN4M) Oldham Interfaith Forum and Oldham Council a very special and marvelous Memorial event as part of the 500 National Remembering Srebrenica UK commemoration events. The main ‘Srebrenica Memorial Day’ took place on 11th…




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…




Building Cultural Bridges Through Literature – University of Cologne, Germany

Looking forward to my literary event at the university of Cologne in  Germany on the topic of: “Building Cultural Bridges Through Literature” Thank you to Dr Roman Bartosch and his wonderful literature team for their invite and for hosting me. My aim is to build cultural bridges through literature. I will talk about my novels, stories including…