Workshop: Malika Booker gets asylum seekers to write their stories

As part of our ongoing work in refugee centres, we’re sending the poet and amazing PEN workshopper, Malika Booker, into the Jesuit Refugee Service today to run a workshop as part of a new series of workshops exploring arrivals, journeys and life in London through creative writing. Malika has worked with this refugee centre before and this workshop series therefore builds on a great working partnership between PEN and the Jesuit Refugee Service in Wapping.

Previous participant, Nurjahan said, “I enjoy writing about my feelings and I enjoy writing in English. I want to learn more about writing. I enjoy listening to other people’s stories, from different countries, making new friends, hearing their feelings about their journeys and memories. It is interesting for me. The teacher explaining about writing skills gives you confidence and you also learn from others in the class about the meaning of their poems.”

We look forward to hearing how it goes. Good luck Malika and best wishes everyone in this group.




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