Guest Speaker Session - Renowned writer shares his thoughts on the art of writing
October 4, 2021: Ms. Fatima Ijaz, Visiting Faculty, Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, School of Economics and Social Sciences, conducted a zoom session with renowned writer Mr. Aamer Hussein for the students of her English Grammar and Composition (EGC) class at IBA. Mr. Hussein is a critic, columnist, novelist and short story writer. The talk delved into the career of Hussein, his thoughts on fictional writing, role of imagination in writing, importance of writing, the art of writing lyrics and other engaging debates.
Mr. Hussein explained the importance of writing. He emphasized that writing is as important as reading and we are surrounded by all types of texts and engage with them from a very early age. In order to read, we have to write, reading and writing play an important role in making sense of our actions and reactions.
The class comprised of young, aspiring writers who thoroughly enjoyed the talk and engaged with the author.
Sharing her thoughts, Ms. Ijaz remarked that a session with an established scholar will aid the students in their learning journey. The session concluded with Mr. Hussein sharing his experience as a writer, describing it as paradoxical and himself as someone who ‘bears witness to what he sees and feels.’