Weekly Creative Writing Workshops with Farah Edwards Khan (online events)

  • Online
  • July 13
  • 18:30 - 19:30
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Join Farah Edwards Khan and Writing Our Legacy for a series of four weekly creative writing workshops throughout July.

Workshop One: Mother Tongue
DATE: Monday 13 July 2020
TIME: 6.30 – 7.30pm

Workshop Two: Food
DATE: Sunday 19 July 2020
TIME: 6.30 – 7.30pm

Workshop Three: Games
DATE: Thursday 23 July 2020
TIME: 6.30 – 7.30pm

Workshop Four: Photos of the Past
DATE: Sunday 26 July 2020
TIME: 6.30 – 7.30pm

About this Event
These one-hour sessions are open to writers of all backgrounds and levels of experience. Each week Farah will guide you in exploring the themes of Writing Our Legacy’s upcoming literary magazine covert., Sussex Fortuneteller: What Do Writers See in the Future? Her provocation for each workshop is rooted in her reflections in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

We welcome all who want to attend, be it for one, some or all of the workshops. Suitable for adults of all ages and young people aged 14+ if interested in writing.

This event is part of a wider digital programme of activity produced by Writing Our Legacy.
Details of this event can be found at: https://writingourlegacy.org.uk/events/weekly-creative-writing-workshops-with-farah-edwards-khan/
Details of other events can be found at https://writingourlegacy.org.uk

Tickets
Book via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/weekly-creative-writing-workshops-with-farah-edwards-khan-tickets-108966287098
Zoom link and password will be sent on the day of the event after you have booked.

Please get in touch if you are unable to pay for a workshop; we have a number of free spaces for people in need.

If you need help or have any further questions, please contact: info@writingourlegacy.org.uk

Supported by Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund Grant

About Farah Edwards Khan
Farah Edwards Khan was born in Mumbai and grew up in Bhopal. Her love of writing developed from a childhood filled with Urduh Poetry, the shared stories of a large extended family and the classic literature passed on by her German-Irish teacher. Farah has worked with numerous journalists, as well as writers such as Dominic Lapierre and Indra Sinha and on oral histories and novels illuminating the catastrophic 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy, which she witnessed as a child. Her own stories focus on the lives of ordinary people in India. Farah has a teaching BA and B.Ed, and recently studied on a creative writing programme in Brighton, where she has lived for nearly two decades. She has been teaching creative writing workshops with Writing Our Legacy for over two years and before that worked with and inspired writers and helped them with ideas. She loves to inspire people to write and believes it’s very important to write things down before they fade away from our memories.

Programme
Workshop One: Mother Tongue
DATE: Monday 13 July 2020
TIME: 6.30 – 7.30pm
“I spent a lot of time connecting with my roots. I had a yearning to find out more about the invisible cord that I had to my mother language, it took me back to the womb where I felt safe. I have spoken to many people who have tried to learn their mother language. It relaxed me speaking in mine.” – Farah Edwards Khan

Workshop Two: Food
DATE: Sunday 19 July 2020
TIME: 6.30 – 7.30pm
“I felt alive when I shared recipes with my family and we exchanged pictures of the exciting things that we had cooked and wanted to eat but couldn’t get the ingredients of. The lengths I went to get ingredients for a recipe I wanted to create. The food we ate according to seasons in India: winter was for rich foods like nihari, paya and chana dal halwa and summer homemade ice cream, mango, watermelon and custard apple made in a wooden bucket with salt peter and ice churned for hours. There is a magic about recreating old recipes and eating foods that once were a part of our lives.” – Farah Edwards Khan

Workshop Three: Games
DATE: Thursday 23 July 2020
TIME: 6.30 – 7.30pm
“I thought of all the time we spent playing outside in different weather, seven tiles, gulli danda, hopscotch and pretend food made of leaves and mud while reenacting scenarios from Hindi films and copying the cooks in the kitchen. The creatures that came out at different times of the year. We would play a game called London where we would become statues. Monsoon bought the cicadas and centipedes. Fireflies and butterflies. Winter saw ducks flying over our heads.” – Farah Edwards Khan

Workshop Four: Photos of the Past
DATE: Sunday 26 July 2020
TIME: 6.30 – 7.30pm
“I have been finding photos of my childhood and of my Ancestors, observing them carefully and reading the expressions of the people with them, the stories that their expressions tell, and discussed with friends how they would have felt in this situation.” – Farah Edwards Khan
For this workshop, bring a photo from your past that means something to you.