Qudsia Akhtar

New publication for Qudsia Akhtar

Congratulations to Qudsia on publishing a new poem at Wildness magazine. You can read the poem, entitled ‘Disenchantment’, here.

New performances for Qudsia Akhtar

Qudsia Akhtar will be performing her poetry at two events coming soon. On Wed 13 April starting at 7:30pm, Qudsia will be reading from her new book Khamoshi alongside other VERVE Poetry Press authors Betty Doyle, Erica Gillingham and Nicki Heinen, hosted by VERVE publisher Stuart Bartholomew. Book your ticket for this FREE Zoom event

Book launch for Qudsia Akhtar’s Khamoshi

On 12 March, colleagues and relatives alike were delighted to be invited to a glittering launch event for Qudsia Akhtar’s first poetry collection, Khamoshi (Silence), published by Verve Poetry Press, based in Birmingham. The event featured presentations from Peter Wells — Qudsia’s former English teacher — and Scott Thurston — Qudsia’s PhD supervisor. Rather than

Award for Qudsia Akhtar

We are delighted to report that our PhD student Qudsia Akhtar won first prize in the New World Oral Presentation category at the 13th annual Manchester Metropolitan Postgraduate Conference on 17 March. Congratulations! Qudsia’s paper was entitled ‘Exploring the Fourth Space: Writing the ‘I’ of the British-Pakistani Experience’. The organisers said: ‘Our committee, delegates and