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2020 Winners Announced

The 2020 search for the nation’s best stories, poems, articles, and screenplays came to an end on Boxing Day `as we celebrated the shortlisted writers of the 2020 Young Muslim Writers Awards. The winners from […]

Winners announced on Boxing Day 2020!

Winners of the 2020 Young Muslim Writers Awards will be announced in a star-studded ceremony broadcast on Islam Channel.   This virtual ceremony features speeches from Director of the Royal Society of Literature Molly Rosenberg, […]

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Activities

19.12.20 Poetry workshop with Cecilia Knapp

Join poet, novelist and playwright of Finding Home and Losing the Night, Cecilia Knapp for a fun and creative online poetry workshop, on Saturday 19th December!   Learn how to form and produce your best […]

12.12.20 What happened next? Catch-up with winners

  They’ve won Young Muslim Writers Awards, but ever wondered what they’re up to now?   Hop onto our online session on Saturday 12th December to find out more about some of our past YMWA […]

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Features

YMWA Anthology 2020

  To find out which entries caught the judge’s attention, immerse yourself in the literary worlds created by this year’s shortlisted authors, poets, journalists, and screenwriters, and set sail on their adventures!   Learn more […]

Review: Amazing Muslims Who Changed the World

  By Burhana Islam (author), Nabi H. Ali (Illustrator) Reya Ahmed (Illustrator) Saffa Khan (Illustrator) Aaliya Jaleel (Illustrator) Deema Alawa (Illustrator) Aghnia Mardiyah (Illustrator) Published by Puffin Books (July 2020)   A review by Aishah Kola-Olukotun […]

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Beatrix Potter

“There is something quite delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.”

 

 

James A. Michener

“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.”

 

 

Louise L’Amour

“Start writing no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”