Clear Lines Memoir Writing Workshop. 11am – 1pm

Sunday, 11 – 1pm

Clear Lines Festival are pleased to offer this unique writing workshop for survivors and others deeply affected by the issue, as we explore creativity and community when addressing the difficult topic of sexual assault and abuse.

Margaret Atwood once wrote, “A word after a word after a word is power.” By writing as honestly as we can about our experiences, we give ourselves the power to define them. In this workshop, led by writer Natasha Japanwala, participants will share stories and decide how to frame them, with the aim of producing a longform essay or memoir excerpt.

NatashaNatasha Japanwala is a writer from Karachi, Pakistan. She is the managing editor of Side B, a magazine that champions work by underrepresented voices, and that recently published a series of essays by women who had been sexually assaulted. She graduated from Princeton University in 2014 with a degree in English literature and creative writing and was a 2015 recipient of a Martin Dale Fellowship. She now lives in London. Find her on Twitter @NatJapanwala or at her website:

Tickets are available on Eventbrite – – book early to avoid disappointment as spaces for this workshop are limited to 12 only.