It started with the LUMS Creative Writing Workshop and on Saturday, December 19 we’re convening at Cafe Life to formally kick off the currently dormant chapter, into a hub of life. Future events like book clubs, readings, game nights along with other one-off events in collaboration with LUMS and other universities, are on the cards.
Click here to be redirected to the Facebook event created for this purpose. But just to let you know the overall details, we will be picking out the next selection for January so if you’d like to be involved in that decision, come along. Remember to bring your book pick selections along, either as a list or in hard copy form.
We’ve been told that there will be a fairly solid turn out of desi writers there and as TPTB (the powers that be), we’re excited to finally put faces to those (creative) voices.
See you all there! Meanwhile, enjoy…
For anyone who isn’t on our FB group, a forum member or who isn’t a fan of our page, this is for you.
LUMS is holding a creative writing workshop on Friday, December 11 at 5.30 pm sharp. There will be four speakers at the event, including our very own administrator and PAPERCUTS Editor-in-Chief, Maryam Piracha speaking about various aspects of the craft. Details below:
The What: Creative Writing Workshop
The Where: Main Academic Block, LUMS
The When: December 11 @ 5.30 pm sharp. Rs 100 entrance fee
The Deadline: Registrations end at December 9. RSVP to Hamza Farooq (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Speakers: Tamkeen Nadeem, CEO of Scribble Magazine will giving a talk on Creative Writing 101.
Miranda Hussein, a journalist will be speaking on creative writing with a focus on journalism.
Maryam will be speaking on the importance of workshops and critique, and help participants flex their brain cells.
Fariha Rasheed, CEO of Ink Magazine is another guest speaker.
We think this is a great, great opportunity for our Lahore and possibly Islamabad membership to take part in a first of its kind workshop, and are looking for a positive response.
If you have any questions, please email Hamza who is the event coordinator for the event.
Hope to see some of you there!
5th 19th, 2009
Although our administrator and event coordinator (yours truly) was a preplanned no-show for the book club, most of the other confirmed attending membership backed out at the last minute. As a result, we’ve had to cancel the meet and will be rescheduling it for some time in the future.
The members only writing competition has gone live. Details available here. The caveat? You need to be a registered member, but the incentives for scoring a Desi Award are many.
We are going through with the book club and The Exorcist as our pick of the month, on November 21 at the Paper Microphone Cafe at 5.30 pm sharp. We will also be picking the next selection, so if you know interested people in the city, or will be attending yourself, bring along some easily available books with you, as suggestions.
We had to change our original book selection because Divisadero wasn’t easily available.
And now, take a look at our first “official” cover for the latest issue of Papercuts; Vol 5 or our Fall issue. Like, dislike?
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