Step into the world of modern Muslim poetry with Novid Shaid and Paul Abdul Wadud Sutherland. Featuring poetry readings from a selection of their works, join us for an engaging discussion on faith, identity, creativity and poetic expression.
This event is part of Muslim LitFest Birmingham. You can find the full programme here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/muslimlitfest
Paul Abdul Wadud Sutherland, a Canadian-born poet, established Dream Catcher, an internationally renowned literary journal, and boasts a rich literary career. His poetry spans twenty collections. In 2017, Valley Press published a comprehensive New and Selected Poems encompassing his 45 years of writing and in 2021, Beacon Books published his collection Servant of the Loving One. Sutherland earned an MA in English Literature from the University of York and adopted Sufi Islam in 2004, all while pursuing a successful career as a freelance writer. He currently resides in Lincolnshire with his wife.
Novid Shaid is an accomplished English teacher hailing from the United Kingdom, with a rich teaching experience spanning over seventeen years in various secondary schools. Beyond the classroom, Novid has ventured into the realm of creative writing, marking his literary journey with his debut publication, the captivating mystical thriller novel titled The Hidden Ones, available on Amazon. With a passion for storytelling and poetic expression, he also shares his creativity through short stories and poems on his website, www.novid.co.uk. Novid Shaid’s dedication to both education and the world of literature reflects his commitment to nurturing minds and weaving tales that intrigue and captivate readers.