Off the Shelf Festival: Dear Sister - Ubah Cristina Ali Farah and Guests

When
Sunday 17 October 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Millennium Gallery
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Ubah Cristina Ali Farrah

English PEN, one of the world's oldest human rights organisations, celebrate their 100th anniversary this year and Off the Shelf were invited to be part of their celebratory programme.

For Dear Sister, participants wrote a letter to a ‘sister’ – an inspirational woman in their life - responding to a letter created by workshop leader, Somali-Italian writer and performer Ubah Cristina Ali Farah. Sheffield writers Helen Mort, Debjani Chatterjee and Sheffield Poet Laureate Warda Yassin have also produced creative responses on ‘sisterhood’. Women involved in the project, including Ubah, Helen, Debjani, Warda and some workshop participants, will share their work at this event.

Dear Sister is part of English PEN’s year-long programme Common Currency supported by a National Lottery Project Grant from Arts Council England.

Off the Shelf, delivered by the University of Sheffield, has grown into one of the largest literary festivals in the UK, attracting some of the best-known names in literature and media to Sheffield each year. The festival programme is wide ranging and offers events featuring some of the best names in fiction and nonfiction, poetry, politics, journalism, music, history and science.

 

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When
Sunday 17 October 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Price
£8 / £6 concession
How to book
Please book in advance:
Book now
Where
Millennium Gallery
Theme
Talks and tours
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