Category: Events & News

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.      

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: 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…

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….