T2F is delighted to present a Creative Writing Workshop by Kamila Shamsie
On Saturday 16th February, Kamila Shamsie will conduct a creative writing workshop at T2F, covering the building blocks of fiction, such as style, character, and plot movement. There will be a mixture of discussion and writing during the session. No one will be forced to read out work they want to keep private, but everyone must be prepared to take part in discussion and group exercises.
Kamila Shamsie (b. 1973) is a Pakistani novelist, who writes in the English language. Kamila has a BA in Creative Writing from Hamilton College, and an MFA from the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she was influenced by the Kashmiri poet, Agha Shahid Ali.
Kamila wrote her first novel, In The City By The Sea, while she was still at UMass, and it was published in both India and England in 1998. It was soon shortlisted for the John Llewelyn Rhys/Mail on Sunday award in the UK, and she received the Prime Minister’s Award for Literature in Pakistan in 1999. Her second novel, Salt and Saffron was published in the United States, the United Kingdom, Pakistan and Italy. In 2000, she was selected as one of Orange’s 21 Writers of the 21st Century. Kamila’s third novel, Kartography, received widespread critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the John Llewelyn Rhys/Mail award in the UK. Both Kartography and her most recent work, Broken Verses have won the Patras Bukhari Award from the Academy of Letters in Pakistan.
Date: Saturday, 16th February, 2008