Dr.Ursula Seibold-Bultmann , German and english poet From Germany
Mrs.Lelah Ferguson ,Teacher of Art (Germany) english writer and poet From Canada
Johannes-Immanuel Albrecht , English literature .Germany
INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION OF THE FORUM, 2011 to 2014
In 2011, the Chair of Muslim Culture & Religious History, University of Erfurt, Germany offered the forum a unique opportunity of cooperation with Erfurt university as Civil society partners
development aid for their three year Project Changing Role of Social Media in Muslim Countries.
For this YWWF arranged a series of Creative writing workshops in Peshawar and Islamabad.
Erfurt University provided female youth of Pakistan a chance of interacting with the international students, expressing their views and introducing their forum on international platform.
In 2011 Kashmala Feroz , 2012 Wagma feroz from Peshawar university got the chance to visit Erfurt university. In 2013, Shadab khan from Islamabad university and in 2014 Asma Javaid and Neelam Qasir, who participated in short story writing competition and won the contest in their respective language groups, got a chance of attending a summer school at University of Erfurt, Germany, as civil society members.
On 25th and 26th of October 2013, Pakistan Women Writers’ Forum (PWWF) organized the second consecutive tranche of short story writing workshop. It was hosted at the Journalism department of the University of Peshawar, which had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Erfurt under this project in 2012.
PWWF is one such organization that engages and involves female writes in Pakistan to create a network of mentoring and support, specifically given the diminishing content in native regional languages.The workshop invited young and aspiring female writers’ conversant in four Pakistani languages, namely Pushto, Hindko, Urdu and English. A total of thirty-five students were shortlisted and the PWWF organised four language trainers. Most of the students belonged to the Peshawar and surrounding area and some were enrolled in different departments of the University of Peshawar or members of the youth chapter of the PWWF. Being the largest university of the province, the help from different deans in terms of organization of the workshop was instrumental, more so given the political climes and hesitance of parents to allow young women to travel alone. The major objective of the workshop was to find out as to how young female writers’ are dealing and incorporating the new realm of social media in their work. Use of social media to source ideas or as a means to publish one’s work to reach a wider audience was discussed to enhance the participant’s understanding of the collaborative nature of social media. It also traced the change in patterns of incorporating social media within their stories and any discursive change that it accompanies