Quetzal launched an Emergency Repair Appeal to fundraise £2,000 on Just Giving to support repairs after their building suffered serious water damage due to heavy rain.
Quetzal wants to reopen following the uplift of COVID-19 restrictions but have to put this on hold whilst we carry out repairs. Our insurance will only cover part of the cost of the repair so we need to raise funds to cover the shortfall.
Short Story & Flash Fiction Charity Workshop with Divya Ghelani is the perfect generative workshop for those wishing to experiment and play by creating new short fiction! Participants will be offered a range of stimulus-based writing exercises to help them conjure new settings, characters, and voices. Expect to leave with new story drafts and ideas for many more!
Suitable for: Aged 16 plus
Suggested Donation £35 – Minimum £10
All money raised goes to our charitable organisation Quetzal and our Breaking The Silence Initiative. Through this initiative, we aim to raise awareness about the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and the value of counseling in South Asian communities in Leicester City using a community-based approach.
To highlight Quetzal’s important work, Divya will close her workshop with a specially designed writing prompt based on healing and recovery.
Divya Ghelani was born in Gujarat and grew up in Loughborough. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and an MPhil in Literary Studies from the University of Hong Kong. She lives between Berlin and the UK where she has published short stories and judged story and flash fiction competitions. She is working on her first novel. Visit www.divyaghelani.com
The pre-festival workshop is part of the #Homeby10 Festival, a writing festival designed to help and develop your writing career
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