MSt tutor Roopa Farooki on judging panel for Young Muslim Writers Award

MSt tutor Roopa Farooki has been named a judge on the panel for Young Muslim Writers Award 2018.

From the announcement:

The judging panel comprised of 31 award-winning poets, writers, and journalists have been announced for the 8th annual Young Muslim Writers Awards competition.

 The panel of judges have been tasked with selecting nine winners for this year’s writing competition organised by UK charity Muslim Hands, in association with the Institute of English Studies at the School of Advanced Study (University of London). Thousands of children have submitted their writing over the competition’s eight-year history, with forty-five submissions shortlisted from this year’s entrants.

Since 2010 Muslim Hands has encouraged and nurtured the writing talents of thousands of children through creative writing workshops and the annual competition. Winners from this year’s competition will be announced on Saturday 1st December at the iconic Senate House (London) across the Short Story, Poetry, and Journalism categories.”

More about the prize and the judges