ONLINE 5-week Short Course: Writing About Culturally Sensitive Issues

With Abda Khan

Mondays, 7-9pm, live teaching via Zoom Online Meeting

Starting 14 June, then 21 & 28 June and 5 & 12 July 2021.

[meeting invite to be sent after ticket confirmation]


Join our online classroom and learn how to write with confidence in a way that represents who you are and the issues that are important to you.

With respect to culture, background and experiences, the workshop will help you find your own voice and help translate this onto paper.

The session will allow you to discuss cultural issues that matter to you, and free your imagination to develop your unique voice which you can express through your writing.

The course will also explore the issue of ‘cultural appropriation’ and how it is possible to write sensitively about other cultures, and why getting it right is so important.

The workshop will focus on the need and benefits of more diverse writing, and explore how to weave your cultural background and identity into your works of fiction, in a way that is sensitive and positive. There will be an opportunity to write a short piece which may be shared with the group.

The workshop is open to anyone; whether you already have some writing experience, or you have never written creatively before. The aim of the workshop is to encourage personal development through exploration of culture, projected through your writing.



Abda Khan is an author and lawyer, and a passionate advocate for women’s rights. She won the Noor Inayat Khan Muslim Woman of the Year Award 2019 and was highly commended in the 2017 NatWest Asian Women of Achievement Awards in the Arts & Culture category. Her first novel, Stained, was published in 2016, and her second novel Razia was published in 2019.


Please note: you must sign up for the full course even if you do not complete the course. No partial course ticket is available.

Online and in-person Short Courses are for over 18s. If you are a young writer, you can sign up for our Spark Young Writers Programme.

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14 Jun 2021