Image; Two women speaking with each other on stage. Text: Writing From Sister Radio Workshop.Writing Workshopsd with Marjorie Lofti. 30th October 4-5:30pm 2nd November, 12:00 - 1:00pm.For Black and POC writers based in Scotland.

Writing from Sister Radio Workshop  – 30 October and 2 November 2022

Join us at Writing from Sister Radio Workshops on 30th October and 2 November, for these exciting sessions!

For Black writers and writers of colour in/from Scotland

About the workshop

Both workshops will use the themes of Sister Radio by Sara Shaarawi — family, silence, forgiveness, distance from/making home — to explore our own experiences in writing.

Each of the two workshops offers a distinct experience, so you’re welcome to attend either or both.

Book the 30 October Session


Book the 2 November Session


About the creator

Sara Shaarawi is a playwright from Cairo, based in Glasgow and her writing has been commissioned and supported by many theatre companies including the National Theatre of Scotland, Stellar Quines Theatre Company, and Fuel Theatre. Sara was a student in Edinburgh and watched the news from afar while the Arab Spring unfolded in her native Egypt. This inspired the experiences of the sisters in the play who are studying in Edinburgh while the Iranian Revolution takes place.  

The Details

  • There is a max of 14 spaces.
  • Registration is free!
  • This event will be hosted online using Zoom (instructions will be sent to participants closer to the date).
  • The event includes a 10-15min comfort break.
  • Our events are very popular and have a waitlist. If you have registered for a ticket but then are unable to attend please do let us know so we can offer it to another person on the waitlist. Thank you!
  • All SBWN events will adhere to our safer spaces policy. You can learn more about our policy here.


Before participating in this online event, please note the following:

  • Tickets are free.
  • All events are suitable for people 18+ years.
  • Events are hosted online using Zoom (instructions will be sent 2 days before each event or can be accessed via the Eventbrite Online Event page).
  • To participate you will need an internet/wi-fi connection, a desktop or mobile device to join by audio and/or video and writing materials/device.
  • You may mute your mic/switch off video or take a break at any time.
  • All SBWN events will adhere to our Safer Spaces Policy.
  • You may mute your mic/switch off video or take a break at any time.
  • Automatic live captions and transcripts are provided via Please add your access requirements during registration (for example BSL/in-person captioner) and we’ll do our best to provide.
  • We now have data (£7) and caregiver/childcare bursaries (£30) for participants on low incomes – simply email an invoice to for the suggested amount.

Questions? Email

About Marjorie

A woman of Iranian descent with long hair and a red sleeveless top, smiling at the camera.

Marjorie Lotfi is an award-winning poet, seasoned performer and facilitator of creative writing, and the Development Director of Open Book.

Her poems have been included in Best Scottish Poems, won competitions and been performed live across Scotland and on BBC Radio 4/Radio Scotland. They have also been widely published, including in Being Human and journals such as The Rialto, Gutter, Rattle, Ambit and Magma, and have been commissioned for a number of anthologies.

She is a winner of the inaugural James Berry Prize, and her first collection is forthcoming with Bloodaxe Books in 2023. Refuge, poems about her childhood in revolutionary Iran, is published by Tapsalteerie.

@marjorielotfi on both Twitter and Instagram |

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