Karishma Dharni

Against the Grain – Women and Words

SALIDAA Mummyji Heritage Project

A unique, free literary event

SALIDAA is celebrating the completion of its Mummyji heritage project in the South East, and showcasing the work of the Asian Women Writers Collective (AWWC) in a special one-day event.

It’s free and it’s fun so please join us!

Time: Saturday 6 July 2- 6pm

Venue: West Wing Arts Centre, Stoke Road, Slough SL2 5AY

To book your free place please email SALIDAA EVENTS [email protected]

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Star Event

The poet Maya Chowdhry reads from her latest collections and tells poet and translator, Lakshmi Holmström, how her background colours her work.

Art Histories

Artist Bhajan Hunjan, introduces an exhibition of artworks and a short performance from Year 10 students at Highdown School, Reading, exploring stories, influences and relationships with the women in their families.

A Unique Perspective

The founder and leaders of the AWWC, Ravinder Randhawa, Rahila Gupta and Rukhsana Ahmad in conversation with Shyama Perera, reflect on their development from writers group to writers collective.

Against the Grain

The daughters of the AWWC top team join their mothers to talk about the writing imperative, and why they too have gone against the grain to pursue uncertain careers.

Community Stories

Members of the Milan Community Centre and Meet & Mingle Women’s Group in Slough, who helped create the Mummyji Project, receive their heritage skills certificates.

Turning the Wheel

Writers who took part in a SALIDAA supported creative writing course at Brunel University, present their work and discuss how peer support and mentoring worked for them.

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