Tag: Books

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…




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…




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”.




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…