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Writing Painful Stories: a workshop with Amina Atiq

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A workshop offering a positive approach to writing from painful experiences.

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“We don’t want pity; we want solidarity!”

How do we write from painful experiences and why decide to share the past?

Join us on March 18th to explore the unfiltered narrative and how we can shift power within it to tell our own painful stories. This workshop will be facilitated by Yemeni-Scouse poet, performance artist and activist, Amina Atiq.

Listen to Amina’s powerful journey as a writer, exploring how she set out to write from painful experiences of islamophobia and racism, encountered as a teenager. Through writing exercises, prompts and visual associations, this workshop will explore the importance of creating a safe space in your writing and fictionalising it when needed. You will be offered tools to protect yourself as the author of painful written work, as well as an opportunity to scrutinise what we can achieve from sharing our stories with wider audiences.

Following this workshop, we will produce a digital Zine showcasing the poems of participants. This will be an optional opportunity for attendees to have their work (past or present) curated into a memento.

Amina Atiq is award-winning for her active & community engagement work. She is a Curious Minds Young Associate and BBC Words First Finalist 19’.

Presently, Amina is writing her first one-woman script, Broken Biscuits, exploring her gran-mother’s 1970s Yemeni- Scouse household to untangle what it means to be British. Last year, she produced her first documentary, Unheard Voices, commissioned by DadaFest capturing the stories of Yemeni shopkeepers in Liverpool.

Amina is currently a remote writer in residence with Queensland Poetry festival and Metal Southend.

This workshop will be held on zoom.

*At FemThinkDo we care about making our events accessible to people from all backgrounds. As this event is ticketed, we are keeping some tickets aside for those unable to afford the ticket price. These are limited, so please get in touch ASAP if you'd like one. Contact us at femthinkdo@gmail.com

Photo credit Robin Clewley (robinclewley.co.uk).

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