Anjum Malik is scriptwriter and a poet as well as an Honorary Writing Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University and Literary Associate at Kali Theatre, London.
Anjum has written several original radio plays as well as two series of her original Woman's Hour drama serial (THE INTERPRETER) for BBC Radio Drama. Her first film 'Escape To Somerset' was commissioned and transmitted by HTV, since then she has been commissioned to develop and write films for BBC Films, her feature films in development at present include, 'Snaking Flame' and 'Blood Money'.
Her First Poetry collection 'Before The Rains'was published by Huddersfield University. She has also been published by Redbeck Press in 'Spirit Of Bradford', Crocus Press in Peace Poems and Suitcase Press in Hair and 'The Suitcase Book Of Love Poems'.
She has taken part in numerous writers' residencies from being Poet in Residence at the Lowry for the Commonwealth Games, being part of the Cheltenham Literature Festival to being a Writer In Residence at Strangeways Prison, Manchester. Her stage credits include two stage monologues for the People's History Museum in Manchester and she recently took part in a residency with the Birmingham Rep.
Anjum is multi lingual and has extensive experience of working in education bodies such as schools, colleges and universities, as well as other literature and community based organisations, she can work with all ages and has a special interest in working with disadvantaged groups of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.
Anjum Malik Curriculum Vitae
Scriptwriter, Poet. www.anjummalik.com Unity FM Radio Station, Birmingham 2009
Commissioned to write continuing series of British Muslim drama.
Given Honorary Writer Fellowship of Manchester Metropolitan University January 2009 - Ongoing
Running writing courses, giving talks, judging competitions.
Kali Theatre Company, London August 2008-Ongoing
Appointed literary Associate, developing Asian women's theater writing in London and England.
Unity FM Radio Station, Birmingham May-August 2008
Commissioned to write a radio play from British Muslim Women's point of view on Extremism
Kali Word Camp for Contact Theatre, Manchester and Kali Theatre, London. Jan-May 2008
Working with Asian Women producing poetry, prose, performance for theatre.
Creative Writing Workshops for Cartwheel, Rochdale Jan-May 2008
Working with Asian Women's groups on specific projects producing poetry, prose, performance.
Project Manager, Media Box, North West Vision. June-Dec 2007
Advice on project development, funding for film making projects in north west region.
Script Writer In Residence, Clapperboard/ North West Vision, Salford Schools. Mar to May 2007
Using poetry, short Film script written by students in New Park High School, Salford.
Storyteller for Wigan Libraries and Bookstart around Wigan. March 2007
Using own Eastern religious based story poems, interactive and performance based for young children.
Writer In Residence, Manchester (Strangeways) Prison, Oct 2006-March 2007
Writing classes including poetry workshops for inmates, prison staff and officers.
Manchester Creative Industries/ Manchester Galleries/ Didsbury School. 2005
Poetry and religion - Ramadan - used to produce a short animation film.
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Poetry workshops. Nov 2002 to April 2004
Writing and performance of poetry workshops for north Manchester Asian communities for theatre.
The Lowry, Salford, Manchester. Writer In Residence. Aug-Dec 2002
Local history stories written, poetry and prose, edited and produced in a publication.
Imperial War Museum North, Manchester. Oct 2002
Poetry exploring the themes of Forgotten Heroes of the Commonwealth Wars, from 1900-present day.
Zion, Hulme, Manchester. Poet In Residence for Black History Month. Oct 2002
Poetry exhibition, workshops with local schools visiting exhibition and performances.
The Lowry, Salford, Manchester. Poet In Residence. February-June 2002
Exploring the legacy of the Commonwealth in Salford, Manchester and Suva, Fiji with local communities.
People's History Museum, Manchester. 2002
New Way, New Life, a performance monologue for visiting schools and community groups.
Poetryclass. December 2000 Ongoing
Tutor on national educational project for teachers by the Poetry Society.
SOMETHING LOVELY 2000
Residency with Oldham Libraries, Literacy for young parents and their children using poetry and stories.
WORDS, IMAGES AND MOVEMENT 1998
Residency with Oldham Libraries and Grange School, Oldham.
Origins, Bristol Literature Development Project 1995 - 1998
Collection and publication of migration stories as a book and a school's resource pack.
Commonwealth Institute, London. 1991 - 1995
Writing, poetry, storytelling, dance and visual arts workshops for schools in UK nationally.
FILM WRITING COURSES:
MA in Script writing Film&TV. Northern School of Film and Television 2000. 2yrs Full time
Leeds Metropolitan University PAL Film Writing TAPS. 2000. 10 days
Film Writing courses funded
The Writer's Journey - Christopher Vogler. 2003 3 days
By Yorkshire Film. Story - Robert Mackee. 3 Days
First Film Development. First Film Foundation. 2002 2 years
Film writing courses funded. Phil Parker's writing courses 2006/7 2/3 days/a time
By North West Vision. Simon Van De Borgh
Anjum Malik is a published poet and scriptwriter with scripts for radio, TV, theatre and Film, she is multi lingual and has extensive experience of working in education bodies such as schools, colleges and universities, as well as other literature and community based organisations, she can work with all ages and has a special interest in working with disadvantaged groups of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.
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