Category: Events & News

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…




Celebrating International Women Day At Whalley Range High School For Girls

      Date: Thursday, 9th March 2017 Timing: 11:15 to 13:15 Venue: Wilbraham Rd, Manchester M16 8GW   Looking forward to celebrating International women day with a literary event at Whalley Range High School for girls. Apart from reading for my work, discussion, answering questions and inspiring girls to read and write and promoting messages…




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”.




Hong Kong – Promoting Literacy for Girls for DIL

Hong Kong – Really looking forward to this event with DIL, Development in Literacy. Delighted to be taking part in promoting education for children. Heartiest Thanks to Najmi Sarwar my host in Hong Kong and Director for DIL and Jennie Orchard, Champion for “Room to Read”, who was keen for me to visit Hong Kong and meet…




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.