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Leila Aboulela

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Leila Aboulela

5:30pm

Friday, September 29, 2023

Main Loft

90 mins

Learn how to craft compelling stories and bring captivating characters to life through hands-on lessons from acclaimed authors and industry experts.

Home – Leaving, Returning & Finding it Elsewhere

Home evokes powerful emotions. Whether longing for it, escaping from it or returning to it, home is an enduring source of creativity. This 90-minute masterclass led by acclaimed author Leila Abdoulela explores the different ways of writing about home – as a safe place, a community, a language or even as a person.

The class covers perspective and descriptions, developing a distinctive voice, engaging with life events and mapping the writing journey from where we come from and where we want to be. All writing levels welcome.

Presented by TIFA in partnership with the Humber School for Writers.

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How to attend

Learn how to craft compelling stories and bring captivating characters to life through hands-on lessons from acclaimed authors and industry experts.

Home – Leaving, Returning & Finding it Elsewhere

Home evokes powerful emotions. Whether longing for it, escaping from it or returning to it, home is an enduring source of creativity. This 90-minute masterclass led by acclaimed author Leila Abdoulela explores the different ways of writing about home – as a safe place, a community, a language or even as a person.

The class covers perspective and descriptions, developing a distinctive voice, engaging with life events and mapping the writing journey from where we come from and where we want to be. All writing levels welcome.

Presented by TIFA in partnership with the Humber School for Writers.

Humber School for Writers Logo

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Featured Authors

Leila Aboulela is the first-ever winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing. Nominated three times for the Orange Prize (now the Women's Prize for Fiction), she is the author of numerous novels, including The Kindness of Enemies, The Translator, Minaret and Lyrics Alley, which was Fiction Winner of the Scottish Book Awards. Her work has been translated into 15 languages. She grew up in Khartoum, Sudan, and now lives in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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5:30pm

Friday, September 29, 2023

Main Loft

90 mins

How to attend

$49

What to read

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