Hello readers. How are you doing today? Thank you for visiting The Word Spaces and since you are already here, we thought we will tell you a little bit about ourselves and how we began this journey.
The Word Spaces is run by a bunch of like-minded people with diverse backgrounds and interests tied by a common love for writing. It was conceptualized to publishing and leveraging the knowledge of aspiring and emerging writers to speak their thoughts. In The Word Spaces, our readership is looking for informational contents that can help to hone writing techniques, learn a valuable skill and inspire all of us to keep pushing toward our goals and dreams of becoming a better writer.
Initially, the experiment began in March 2021 when we were actively looking for an uncluttered and peaceful space to read and share our everyday writing updates, so we started building an Instagram account as an online writing portfolio. Something that we thought to be so personal has gathered me so many writer friends in loop. Moving forward, in August 2021 the idea of having an official website was conceived to provide a bigger space for readers like you to deposit writing works with a few odds and ends thrown in!
Our mission is to be a creative, entrepreneurial, independent writing spaces and workshops with a purpose to inform, educate, entertain and inspire readers of all ages and backgrounds. We champion a life-long love of reading and learning and seek to help build a writing culture with all the benefits which that brings society.
We want to create a ‘wordspace’ that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, inclusive and ethical in its practice and supports well-being. We are determined to nurture and develop our authors and our employees to their highest potential and know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to help people from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to both reflect and shape our culture and society.
We are committed to helping authors, both new and established, to bring original and powerful works across an array of genres and subjects to readers and learners worldwide, sharing ideas, knowledge and experience, and sometimes challenging convention.
i) Huda Jafni – Creator
Salam, I’m Huda Jafni. Fear and doubt are part of my writing until now. That’s why you are here in the first place. Just like so many others, I have always wondered if anyone wants to hear what I have to say? And if I have practiced my writing enough? Why does my Grammar sound so wrong? Does my story matter to anybody? Well, I want to get past it, with many of you onboard in The Wordspaces.
Growing as a part of the dialectal northern region community in 1997, I am keenly progressing on doing the ‘write’ thing through writing. Switching from studying science to allow my pursuit in language, I was majoring in English for Professionals and Linguistics during my undergraduate and postgraduate studies. I am particularly fascinated by the specification of language policy and planning, distinctively concerning the social implications of the use and reception of English in social media. As of now, I am a mom cat, currently alternating time as a technical writer and PhD candidate. I have been featuring my works for the past 9 years on more than 30 printed and media outlets including newspapers, anthologies, magazines and websites. My first collaborative poetry book, ‘A Peace of Us’ was published in 2018 with a talented writer, Izzati Haron. I have performed in a number of venues such as Georgetown Festival (GTF), Monsters Among Us, Rantai Arts Festival, Word Central Manchester Central Library etc alongside prominent literary figures including Anthony Lawrence and Joy France. Among others, I was the winner of Wilayah Aksara Poetry Slam in 2018. My latest milestone was to be selected for 2020 ‘I Know I Wish I Will’ world’s breaking poetry marathon at the Westend Stage London’s Criterion Theatre, performing my best-known piece ‘My Mathematician Ex-Boyfriend.’
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