Writers Victoria Workshops:
Thursday 23 January, 6 - 7:30pm - All About Memoir
What are the features and expectations of memoir, memoir writing techniques (composites, timeline compression, name changes, dialogue, point of view, tense)
Thursday 12 March, 6-7:30pm - Structure
Delve into the structure of chapters, stand-alone pieces and overall narrative arc of a book length-memoir.
Thursday, 4 June, 6-7:30pm - Writing Process and Publication
Common writing obstacles: researching, protecting yourself and others during the writing process, supports to help you keep writing, finding your brand, networking.
29 January 2020 - 9:00 to 21 May 2020 - 4:00-Online Writing Clinic, Pieces of up to 1,500 words due 11:59pm Wednesdays 29 January, 26 February, 25 March, 22 April, 20 May. Feedback will be returned Thursdays 6 February, 5 March, 2 April, 30 April, 28 May
Friday 27 March 2020, Brimbank Literary Festival, Stories of Strength and Resilience, Sydenham Library
Sunday 17 May 2020, Bayside Readers & Writers Festival, Weaving Fact with Fiction panel
27 September 2020, Heroine's Festival
Wednesday 20 November 2019, Kingston Arts Centre panel "Journey to Publication, 6.30-8.00 pm
Friday 4 October 2019, Brunswick Bound First Chapters Event, 7.00 pm
Monday 7 May 2019, 6.00-7.30 pm
How to Write a Successful Funding Application at Writers Victoria
May 2019, TBC
Things Nobody Knows But Me book launch at Sun Bookshop, Yarraville
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.
Searching for a message from my mother after she died. SBS Voices, 12.12.19
My high school counsellor transformed my life forever, SBS, 27.11.19
Growing up Under the Shadow of my mother's bi polar, SBS Voices, 14.06.19
Allies in Creative Writing, Southerly, 24.05.19
The life-changing impact of seeing yourself in fiction: Representation for Muslims, Bronzeville Bee, 23.05.19
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.