Tag: English Literature

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…




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…




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…