Wednesday, 24th May 2017 | 6:00PM
What’s that word?
The word that’s the opposite of respect for the sweat and tears you drained slaving away from the years of experience of perfecting your craft, the word that embodies the brick wall you constantly bang the head of your creativity against in hopes of having something you love sustain your life? The word that means you’re not getting acknowledged or paid. Again.
Karachi-based writers, Sadia Khatri and Asad Alvi will be talking about how they’ve navigated the freelance world and lived to tell the tale, not before a ton of instances of falling flat on their ‘exposed’ faces first.
Here’s an invitation to anyone who’s wanted to or is currently navigating the world of freelance writing with discussions of shared experiences, client etiquette, challenges and intricacies of the system and how to make it work for your practice.
The second in its series, ‘Freelance Ain’t Free!’ is focused on freelance writing. We will continue these sessions in other disciplines such as photography, filmmaking, graphic design etc. We hope to make them a regular part of the PeaceNiche agenda and community related work.
Sadia Khatri is a writer and a freelance journalist. She has contributed to The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Herald, The Missing Slate, Papercuts Magazine, The Friday Times, Tehelka, The Kathmandu Post, and she also takes on several content writing gigs. Her first non-fiction novel on the life of the late Kashmiri poet, Agha Shahid Ali, is forthcoming by Speaking Tiger Books next spring.
Asad Alvi’s work has appeared in The Equator Line, The International Gallerie, We Will Be Shelter: An Anthology of Contemporary Feminist Poetry, and the Columbia School of Arts’ Journal of Literature. Recently, he served as a contributor at the Clayman Institute of Gender Research at Stanford University’ to ‘Uprooted: An Anthology on Gender and Illness’.In 2016, he became the youngest recipient of the Nasreen Anjum Bhatti Poetry Prize, and was a featured artist at the 2017 Pune Biennale in India.
His debut book, ‘The Rebel Poetess: The Life and Works of Sara Shagufta’ is forthcoming in 2017 by Speaking Tiger Books, India.
When: Wednesday, 24th May 2017
Where: The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Rs. 200