Saturday 24 September 2016 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM How to Write a Successful Funding Application at Writers Victoria
Sunday 24 January 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm, How to Write a Successful Funding Application at Writers Victoria
Tuesday 25 August, WORKSHOP – IDENTITY: YOURS, MINE, OURS (Immigration Museum), Year 7–10 10am, 12pm, VCE only 2.30pm
Monday 24 August, 10am-11am, GROWING UP MUSLIM panel with Demet Divaroren, Year 7–10
11 June Short story writing workshop as part of the Brimbank Literary Festival.
27 August 2014 Coming of Age panel at Melbourne Writers' Festival Schools program with Demet Divaroren.
28 August 2014 Identity Workshop at Immigration Museum as part of the Melbourne Writers' Festival Schools program
29 May 2014 Delivered Explorations of Self writing workshops at Immigration Museum. Read about it here.
12 and 19 February 2014 delivered memoir writing workshops to young people through Hume City Council.
Monday 24 February 2014 appeared on panel for Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia launch at the Wheeler Centre. Read about it here.
Ran workshops for young people at: Caroline Springs Library-Mondays on: 19/8, 2/9, 16/9, 7/10, and Melton Library -Tuesdays on: 20/8, 3/9, 17/9, 1/10.
Delivered a workshop through Laneway Learning on 8 July 2013.
I did a short story workshop at Deer Park LIbrary on the 19th of June 2013. More info here.
Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia selected for the Grattan Institute Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister 2015
Was featured in Brimbank Leader and Brimbank Star Weekly about Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia shortlist. Articles on my media page.
Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia shortlisted for the 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.
I received a grant from Arts Victoria for the development of my memoir. The incredibly talented Alice Pung has agreed to be my mentor in the development of this project. Read about it here.
May 2014 Judged 2014 My Brother Jack awards for the category Benn's Books Senior Secondary School Short Story Award.
Wrote teaching notes for Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia.
Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia published by Allen and Unwin.
Amir: Friend on Loan published by Garratt Publishing.
22 November 2013 was MC at the City of Melton Short Story Competition Awards presentation.
Judged the City of Melton young writers category.
Did a reading of my piece Woman on Fire at Etchings launch.
Facilitator of writing group CS Scribes.
I had a short story shortlisted in 2013 Ada Cambridge Short Story Competition and another accepted in September 2013 Etchings journal. I was also in a shortlist of 35 out of 700 entries for the Mslexia March memoir issue. All these stories are extracts of my current work in progress, a family memoir.
I won third prize in the 2012 City of Melton Short Story Competition. Read about it here.
My poem Drill Sergeant was shortlisted in page seventeen competition and published in issue 10.