Memoir Writing Workshop at Brimbank Libraries, June 2022
21 April In Conversation Event with Paddy O'Reilly at Chestnut Tree
Memoir Writing Workshops for Vision Australia, through Writers Victoria
Grant Writing Workshop at Self Publishing Network Conference, November
Appeared at Heroine's Writers' Festival
Things Nobody Knows But Me. Author Talk at Box Hill Library, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
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), Writers Victoria Workshop
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. Writers Victoria Workshop
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. Writers Victoria Workshop
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 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.
Delivered a short story workshop at Deer Park LIbrary on the 19th of June 2013. More info here.I fantasise about my husband and I living at opposite ends of the house, SBS Voices, 22.02.22
Pishukin Press Successful in securing a grant from Business Victoria, 28.06.22
At 41, I learnt to be an adult in the wild, SBS Voices, 08.06.22
Publication of young adult novel Sabiha's Dilemma
Publication of dark fiction short story Woman on the Edge as A.P. Pajalic
Delivered Memoir Writing Workshops at Brimbank Libraries, June 2022
Radio interview with 3CR, 03.06.22
Featured in an Arts Hub article by Thuy On 03.06.22
Featured in Star Weekly newspaper about my books and upcoming workshop. Read here. 26.05.22
For years my best friend was my stand in parent, SBS Voices, 11.05.22
Essay accepted for publication by Kalliope X Journal
Featured on this list of 8 Incredible Melbourne-Based Writers To Read On International Women’s Day by Secret Melbourne
I fantasise about my husband and I living at opposite ends of the house, SBS Voices, 22.02.22
Publication of short story collection The Cuckoo's Song by Pishukin Press
Letting go of our fantasies of rich people's houses, SBS Voices, 10.12.21
I was broke as a teen, but my daughter doesn't have to be, SBS Voices, 10.09.21
Stir of Echoes: Kevin Bacon attempts to unearth dark secrets in working-class Chicago, The Guardian, 20.08.21
Being 'best friends' with your daughter isn't what you'd expect, SBS Voices, 16.08.21
How I came to terms with my type 2 diabetes diagnosis, SBS Voices, 28.06.21
Why I keep a journal for my daughter, SBS Voices, 13.01.21
What no one tells you about living with a partner with PTSD, SBS Voices, 09.12.20
The Perks of Sleeping Separately from my partner, SBS Voices, 02.12.20
Commissioned by Black Inc to write teaching notes for memoir Muddy People by Sara El Sayed.
Things Nobody Knows But Me shortlisted for the 2020 National Biography Award.
8372 Flowers for Srebrenica, Overland, 08.07.20
I hated remote teaching during the Covid-19 lockdown. It should never replace the classroom, The Guardian, 08.06.20
I'm a Teacher and Remote Teaching Makes Me Feel Like a Failure, SBS Voices, 01.05.20
Starting over-finding the true measure of success to avoid burnout, AEU Magazine, 01.04.20
How my mother's Bi Polar disorder affected me, SBS Voices, 13.03.20
Saying Goodbye to My mother After her unexpected death, SBS Voices, 03.02.20
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
Publication of memoir Things Nobody Knows But Me
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
Commissioned by Freemantle Press to write teaching notes for anthology Meet Me at the Intersection
Memoir piece published in Meet Me at the Intersection anthology
Memoir piece published in Rebellious Daughters anthology
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.
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
Reading of my piece Woman on Fire at Etchings launch.
Facilitator of writing group CS Scribes.
Short story shortlisted in 2013 Ada Cambridge Short Story Competition and another accepted in September 2013 Etchings journal. Shortlisted out 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.
Won third prize in the 2012 City of Melton Short Story Competition. Read about it here.
Poem Drill Sergeant was shortlisted in page seventeen competition and published in issue 10.I fantasise about my husband and I living at opposite ends of the house, SBS Voices, 22.02.22