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Shazea Quraishi

Languages: French, Spanish, Urdu
Location: South East England

Shazea Quraishi was born in Pakistan, immigrated to Canada and lived in Spain before settling in London where she works as a writer, editor and translator. Her poems have appeared in publications in the US and UK including The Financial Times, Modern Poetry in Translation, Poetry Review and TEN: new British poets (Bloodaxe, 2010). Shazea’s first poetry collection will be published by Bloodaxe Books in May 2015 and she is currently adapting her pamphlet The Courtesan’s Reply (flipped eye publishing, 2012) as a play with support from Arts Council England.

As a creative writing facilitator, Shazea has worked in museums, schools, prisons, refugee centres, festivals and a school bus, with organisations including English PEN, Eastside Educational Trust and Knowledge Seekers. She has taught creative writing at Richmond American International University in London and worked with a refuge for South Asian women in London to promote literacy and creativity.

Since completing the Translators in Schools programme, Shazea also facilitates translation workshops in primary and secondary schools.