A workshop on children’s and young adult literature focusing on Muslim Journeys will bring a trio of award-winning authors and a journalist to Madison to talk about their work and share their stories and perspectives.
Two of the authors – Rukhsana Khan and N.H. Senzai – also will tell their stories at a event open to the general public on Friday, August 15, at 6:30 p.m., at A Room of One’s Own, 315 W. Gorham, Madison, co-sponsored by the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC).
Khan, Senzai, award-winning author Ali Alalou, and internationally recognized journalist Saideh Jamshidi, are the featured presenters at the all-day workshop on Saturday, August 16, sponsored by WIOC, an outreach collaboration of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and Madison College.
Nearly 40 participants from around the state are expected to attend the workshop, which is designed for educators, librarians, students, and children’s literature enthusiasts, with the aim of supporting the internationalization of classrooms and libraries statewide. This year’s workshop will explore diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, and cultures of Muslims around the world.