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Where I’m Coming From – Open Mic

Sunday August 13
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
14+ (Accompanied by an adult)

oin us for our very first open mic event at Tramshed Cardiff.

Confirmed writers: Hanan Issa, Abeer Ameer and Selena Caemawr.

Hosted by: Durre Shahwar and Hanan Issa

Durre Shahwar is a writer, critic, Associate Editor for Wales Arts Review, and Word Factory Apprentice 2017. She has an MA in Creative Writing and has been published in various anthologies and magazines, including Cheval 10 (Terry Hetherington Award) and The Lonely Crowd.

Hanan Issa is a Cardiff-based spoken word artist, poet, and writer. She’s a bi-racial (Welsh and Iraqi), on-the-fence feminist Muslim woman in a hijab. She is a writer for MuslimGirl.com and Huffington Post. Her poetry has been featured in various online publications, on both major Muslim TV networks, and BBC Radio Wales.

Abeer Ameer came to writing quite late. Having abandoned early plans to be a comedian, and having retired from working as a dentist, she turned her attentions to dabbling in words. She writes mainly poetry now, covering a range of subjects. Her writing has been published in Writing Our Lives Anthology, Roath Writers Anthology, I Am Not A Silent Poet, as well as on a Made in Roath Festival tote bag.

Selena Caemawr is child number 9 of 9 by her Jamaican mother and white British father. As an autictic, queer, black, trans-femme, she invited her audience to delve into the world of living on the intersections of oppression. Selena’s passionate spirit comes alive in her performance as she intimately challenges listeners to look at the way their own privilege and persecution coalesces within the ecology of society as we know it.