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Referencing my book What a Muslim Woman Looks Like (co-written with Demet Divaroren) I discuss the process of writing a non fiction profile.
I take students through the process of the idea of this book – to profile twelve Muslim women to raise cross-cultural awareness and challenge the stereotypes of Muslim women.
I then look into the process that I went through in writing the profiles including developing interview questions, conducting an interview and so on.
By sharing my lessons, as well as some tips and tricks, I hope to inspire the audience to look at their networks as a resource to write their own profiles for school assignments and/or publication.
The oldest story in the world is that of the antagonist and protagonist; that is the story of the hero who wants to gain or achieve something, and the villain that stands in his way. If we look at gospel tales we have David and Goliath. In the 19th century it was Sherlock Holmes and […]
The saying is that writing is ten per cent talent and ninety per cent perspiration. I talk about my experiences of being a mediocre student and how I overcame these hurdles to find success and achieve my dream to be a published writer. This is an interactive talk with a Powerpoint slide show that has […]
I use my experiences as an artist in residence through the Arts Victoria Artists in Schools program to tailor short story workshops for all student levels, including an adult audience. Focusing in breaking up elements of the short story in interactive writing exercises allows students to develop a range of ideas. I use my short […]