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Education is one of my passions. I enjoy identifying urgent issues and weaving them into curriculum to be taught in workshops or college-level courses.

For more information about my teaching experience, please visit my full Courses & Workshops page.

Initiated and led 6-week storytelling workshop for South Asian women at Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center, Houston, TX; January 2015. 

In 2014 – 15, I received a Mid-America Arts Alliance Artistic Innovations award for my What Is Home? project. Through the funding, I initiated storytelling workshops for South Asian women in Gulfton, an immigrant neighborhood in Houston. More than 10 women participated; some were undocumented while others were not. The women shared their struggles which I transcribed, and the stories were published in VBB’s Borderlines’ Volume Two.

Initiated and led 6-session women’s workshop, What Is Home? at Baker-Ripley Community Center for Houston Public Library, Houston, TX; Fall 2015.

Led fiction-writing workshop for Inprint Inc., Houston, TX; Spring 2011.

Instructor, Daytime Essay Writing Class,Inprint Inc., Houston, TX; Fall 2008.

Led a teacher training-writing workshop “Writing from Memory” for Society for Professional English Language Teachers (SPELT), Karachi, Pakistan; Aug 2007.

Voices Breaking Boundaries’ lead-facilitator for five seasons of Voices of the Displaced at Project Row Houses, Houston, TX; Spring 2003 – Summer 2004

I taught a writing workshop for community members who felt “displaced” and wished to explore their writing. The workshop attracted writers from countries including Argentina, Mexico, India, and Pakistan, as well as writers who were from different parts of the US. The workshops ran for four sessions after which a group of us began meeting on a regular basis, workshopping our writings and performing together.

Currently...

I am working on a memoir as well as generating essays, short stories, and poems.

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I am an author and speaker, an artist, and a community and cultural activist.

If I can use my talents and passions to inspire you or your network to push boundaries and become involved in our communities, please connect with me. I offer a range of services including: readings, workshops, courses, or multidisciplinary performances/installations. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sehba Sarwar Art Car
Front hood of my art car, Digital Meets Pakistani Truck Art, featuring stickers of buraq images from Karachi; photo by Burnell McCray