A literary evening with Maryam Hessavi and Usma Malik (part of MACFEST 2020)
|Dates:||13 January 2020|
|Times:||18:30 - 19:30|
|What is it:||Literature Live|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
Join us for an exciting literary evening of readings from new work by two Muslim writers, Maryam Hessavi and Usma Malik.
Maryam Hessavi is a British, Manchester-based poet and critic, with poems and reviews appearing in various magazines. An alumna of The University of Manchester, she holds an MA in English Literature, with specialisms in Modernism, Creative Writing, and Linguistics. Maryam is a Ledbury Critic, working as a freelance writer whilst occasionally helping to run and organise the Manchester based poetry reading series Poets and Players.
Usma Malik is an academic specialising in narrative structures in contemporary writing. Born in Birmingham, she worked in Education before moving to Manchester to study. She was awarded a Distinction in the Creative Writing MA at The University of Manchester and went on to study the PhD in Creative Writing, awarded 2018. In 2019 Usma was the inaugural Artist in Residence at the John Rylands Research Institute.
Hosted by Professor John McAuliffe.
Presented in partnership with Centre for New Writing and Creative Manchester at The University of Manchester.
Price Free, register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/macfest-literary-evening-with-maryam-hessavi-and-usma-malik-tickets-79692954773?ref=ecal
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