International Women’s Group Glasgow North

Workshop schedule: October 2017-November 2017 (5 weeks)

Writer: Marjorie Lotfi Gill

Marjorie Lotfi Gill is a founder of The Belonging Project, 75 workshops and readings reflecting on the flight, journey and assimilation of refugees. She was the first Poet in Residence at Jupiter Artland and Spring Fling/Wigtown Book Festival 2015. Marjorie’s poems have won competitions, been widely published (including in Gutter, Magma, Rattle and The Rialto) and been performed on BBC Radio 4.

International Women’s Group Glasgow aims to enable women (asylum seekers, or refugees, as well as other migrant women and native Scottish women) to build the skills and gain the confidence that will help them to integrate and fully contribute to the life of the community in which they live and work.

Workshop schedule: October 2017- November 2017 (5 weeks)

Group size: 6-10

Theme(s) if applicable: Journeys, Home, Belonging

Key objectives:

  • Encourage the group to write and increse their confidence in their ability to write
  • Encourage and champion writing in the participants’ language of choice, facilitate multilingual writing
  • Enable the group to share their personal stories

Closing event: Annual Scottish PEN Naomi Mitchison lecture in Nov 2017

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Journeys Big and Small

March 8, 2018

Latest news and writing from Many Voices: In conversation with Meriem Timizar

Many Voices: In conversation with Meriem Timizar

To celebrate our Many Voices project, we are sharing stories from the individuals who took part in project and made it reality. Read what Meriem Timizar from International Women’s Group had to say about the joys of writing collectively and breaking down language barriers.

February 21, 2018

Latest news and writing from Many Voices: Stories of Journeys and Belonging

Many Voices: Stories of Journeys and Belonging

If you had leave home, what would you take with you? And what would you leave behind?

These were some of the questions International Women’s Group Glasgow North addressed during their Many Voices workshops with poet and founder of the Belonging Project, Marjorie Lotfi Gill.

February 16, 2018

Latest news and writing from Meet our #ManyVoices International Writer Sepideh Jodeyri

Meet our #ManyVoices International Writer Sepideh Jodeyri

We are excited to introduce our international guest writer for  International Women’s Group Glasgow North Many Voices writing group – Sepideh Jodeyri will join the group led by poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill for their final event in November. Read on to find out more about Sepideh and what attracted to her Many Voices project.

August 10, 2017