QTI*BIWOC Mentoring Event – Creative Writing

QTI*BIWOC Mentoring Event Creative Writing

Creative Writing – Speed dating setting (70 min)

You want to share your stories, but don’t know where to start? Then come to our QTI*BIWOC mentoring event, speed dating style! Our mentees will be given 10 minutes with each of our skilled mentors to learn everything they need to know about how to start writing, use their creative resources to the fullest, and bring their own narratives and ideas to life!

When: Tuesday, December 7th
Time: 6.30 pm
Languages: German & English
Location: Dresdener Str. 11, 10999 Berlin
Covid-19 regulations: 3G
Elevator available, restrooms, not wheelchair accessible
Registration: cc@biwoc-rising.org

This event is part of our mentoring program. We are still searching for mentors who volunteer to empower and support our mentees regarding professional topics and more. Please feel free to contact us!

Sponsored by: Filia.Die Frauenstiftung

Pary El-Qalqili – Writer & Director

Pary works at the intersection of film, curation and teaching and writes scripts for documentary and fiction films. Looking at life that has been disrupted, uprooted, colonized and marginalized, she understands fragmentary narrative forms that embrace ruptures, gaps and irritation as key to decolonize not only our gaze, but also our mind. At the core of her cinematic search is the urge for liberation from rigid forms of story-telling and production.

Elona Beqiraj Author, Project Director & Political Educator

As a child of Albanian migrants, Elona Beqiraj already dealt lyrically at a young age with the feelings and experiences of people who feel torn between different worlds, and inserts these experiences into her poetry book und wir kamen jeden sommer and her work with the Neue Deutsche Medienmacher*innen, at the magazine Tuerspion, in empowerment writing workshops of Kargah e.V. and the activist art project Gorki X from October till December 2021.

Naima Wachter – Creative Producer & Digital Strategist

Naima has been working in digital and creative strategy for over five years. Her job includes a lot of conceptual and editorial work to develop new format and campaign ideas for clients and therefore entails a constant search for new inspiration to develop stories and formats.

Katti Jisuk Seo – Writer, Story Consultant, Life & Business Coach

As a story consultant Katti trains writers, filmmakers and other creatives. She has developed several creative tools to get the writing juices flowing. As a life & business coach, she helps individuals and groups use their hidden resources, challenge outdated beliefs and develop outside-the-box solutions.

Sheree Domingo – Comic Artist & Visual Problem Solver

Sheree draws Comics. Considering visual storytelling a powerful tool to draw attention to other perspectives — to observe, to highlight, and to criticise in a lighthearted and witty way — her comics serve as an interface between art, science, and society. Sheree also uses comics for visual problem solving as graphic recorder or facilitator, working for Documenta Fifteen, JIK, University of Potsdam, and more. Currently, she is working on a new comic book together with author Patrick Spät.

Elnaz Farahbakhsh – Queer Artist, Poet & Activist

In Elnaz’ writing, Elnaz explores the topics of family, ancestors, spirituality, escape, healing, and mental health. Elnaz works in the editorial department at Transcodiert and has studied the M.A. “Biographical and Creative Writing” at Alice Salomon University. Elnaz teaches creative writing workshops and does educational work on intersectional issues.

Chitra nagarajanActivist, Researcher & Writer

Chitra is an activist, researcher, and writer who works to build peace and protect human rights, integrating feminism into this work. She is involved in anti-racist, queer rights, and women’s rights movements. She Called Me Woman: Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak, a collection she co-edited, was published in 2018.


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BIWOC* Rising is the first intersectional co-working space & social club in Berlin and Germany. This safer space is exclusively for women, trans, inter and non-binary people who identify as Black, indigenous or of Colour! Through training programs, empowerment workshops, and a work-desk in the heart of Berlin-Kreuzberg, BIWOC* Rising is creating a new working culture – a working culture that transcends the white, homogenous, capitalist one that has been a core driver of gentrification and marginalization in Berlin.