Last night’s Manchester Muslim Writers event about Islamaphobia held as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week, was an evening filled with great company, poetry, stories, experiences, reflection and debates!
Zahid Hussain was a wonderful host and read us his futuristic story, I performed my spoken word piece on Islamaphobia. Ali Raza inspired us with poetry, Daniel Dyer with some spiritual reflections and Haroon Shafiq with his quick penned writing! Adil Mohammed and Karim Laalji were on it like a car bonnet updating the live Twitter feed!
The guests provided some wonderful debate about a broad range of topics including the draconian measures of the CTS bill, the role of the media, governmental legislation, foreign policy and the positive changes we can make towards social cohesion.
The BBC were there filming a documentary so watch out for that. Thanks to Manchester City Council for their support and also to Chorlton Library for the use of their facilities where we will meet on the last Friday of every month for our writer’s circle!
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