Sept 1st – Oct 28th: I am part of Windows of Wonder, a multi-site installation project which brings together a group of diverse and established Lewes artists whose practices engage with the world of objects and collections, reimagined, refashioned and reframed. Using empty retail space on Lewes High St, East Sussex, they have created individual window installations to make a trail, to stimulate questions on where we can encounter art and what art can be. More on my window at Fitzroy House here. On Oct 21st I will also be performing inside Fitzroy House as part of The Wonder Sessions – booking here.
Live now: We Hear You Now, a new spoken word audio commission embedded on benches, signposts and gates across 6 km of the Seven Sisters and Sussex Heritage Coast landscape – and online. This collection, which I have curated and co- written, together with Georgina Aboud, Jenny Arach, Razia Aziz, Joyoti Grech Cato, Oluwafemi Hughes, Dulani Kulasinghe, Georgina Parke and Akila Richards, presents contemporary speculative fiction, poetry and new myths by Sussex-based writers of colour. Watch a film made by Bip Mistry, of highlights of our work written in response to this incredible coastal landscape on youtube. This project grew out of my Writing Residency at Seven Sisters Country Park and across the Heritage Coast, commissioned by the South Downs National Park Authority which fed a two year programme of research, walking and creative writing, called We See You Now. Both have been majority funded by Arts Council England. Explore our work online here.
For all live We Hear You Now events coming up, including at Walk the Chalk Festival (Sept 20-24th) see linktr.ee/alinahazadeh
A selection of our work has also featured in my Guest Edition for WritersMosaic, a division of the Royal Literary Fund. WritersMosaic is an online magazine and developmental resource focused on UK writers of the global majority, reflecting the changing reality of contemporary Britain, from its past and into its future.
My first fiction story, The Beard, is now out. as part of Glimpse, the first anthology of Black British speculative fiction published by Inscribe/Peepal Tree Press, edited by Leone Ross. Order here. It will be republished in October as part of Best British Short Stories 2023
After five years of writing, amazing support & belief from New Writing South & a Chapter & Verse mentoring scholarship from Sable Lit/ TLC, I am just completing the manuscript of my artist memoir-plus, In the Skin of a Stranger.
My Seven Sisters residency podcast, The Colour of Chalk here.
Listen to: The Hidden Valley, my debut Radio commission as writer/presenter on Into the Wild, for Radio 3’s The Essay, produced by Novel Audio, one of five new pieces by writers/poets of urban/rural nature writing .
Archived speaking events : Listen here to me talking with wordsmith and artist Omope Daiboku, on a new Podcast series ‘Life in a Time of Corona’, about the effect of the crisis on our creativity, and relationship to environment and daily life.
In conversation with Philosopher Sacha Golob (Kings College) as part of a series of Visual Arts and Philosophy Salons at Fernandez and Wells, Somerset House, London. Podcast here
In conversation at the Stuart Hall Library at INIVA with Dr Christine Checinska -Shaw. Listen here. (scroll to bottom for file)
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