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June 9, 4 PM

Discussion and writing workshop

@Café Kumbuk

We often feel that, in traditional creative mediums, to make a good story, you need a man to be at the center of it. But we are constantly telling stories to one another. We listen to and read them continuously too. As Alice Zeniter mentions in "I am a girl with no stories", in reality, we are full of narratives that we don't even detect anymore. “We move along lines of text where we think we see reality, where we think we have both feet firmly planted in the facts...”

Women’s stories are as diverse as women’s experiences. In this writing workshop and discussion on the occasion of the French Spring Festival 2022, author Ameena Hussein will focus on helping you find your voice on the page and allowing the stories that want to emerge to emerge naturally.

Only 18 spots available !


Ameena Hussein is an author and co-founder of the Perera-Hussein Publishing House, the frontrunner for cutting edge fiction from emerging and established regional authors. She has published one novel and two collections of short stories. Her most recent publication is the non-fiction book Chasing Tall Tales and Mystics on the fourteenth century Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta in Sri Lanka, which was published in November 2020. It was shortlisted for the Gratiaen Prize and won the State Literary Prize for Humanities 2021. It has been translated into Sinhala, published bySarasavi and will be translated into Chinese in the forthcoming future. An avid campaigner for a greener environment, she plants trees while running a coconut and cashew farm on the north-west coast of Sri Lanka. Ameena Hussein lives with her husband in the capital city of Colombo.

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