Date: Sunday 3rd February
Venue: Slade Rooms
This is a women's event.
For centuries people have sat around fires on a cold winter’s night all over the world and shared stories by word of mouth. Where do your stories come from, has this age old tradition inspired you to write? Come and share your tales with us over a hot cup of tea.
Wolverhampton Literature Festival welcomes Chai and Chat; a new series of informal discussion sessions where creative women come together and share their thoughts on writing, poetry and spoken word.
Chai and Chat is a women’s event as part of Sakshi a new strand of Sampad South Asian Arts and Heritage projects that focus on women and girls and encourage them to get their voices heard through creative projects in the arts.
Sampad invites you to take part in the first Chai and Chat event in Wolverhampton, to come and share your writing in an afternoon of relaxed conversation with women of all ages over a cup of Chai.
This event begins with the first of part of three short stories My Sister’s Wedding – Part one: Miaya by Amarjit Nar. Each part will be brought to live with traditional Indian wedding geets featured in the stories and the audience will be encouraged to embrace the spirit of the occasion and become a part of the party.
The event will be hosted by Abda Khan. Abda is a lawyer turned writer. Her first novel Stained was published in 2017 for which she was highly commended as a finalist in the NatWest Asian Women of Achievement Award 2017 in the Arts and Culture category. She is mother of five, mentor and a Lloyds Bank Women of the Future Ambassador 2018. To open discussions Abda will be reading from her second novel Raiza.
Photographic exhibition by Komlaish Achall
Photo credit – Zindiya Streatery & Bar – Moseley (teapot image)