MACFEST 2024: Books, books, books! From Spark to Story: The Journey of Samira Surfs

  • DATE

    21 July 2024

  • TIME

    4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome



Join Rukhsanna Guidroz, a successful children’s author as she reveals her methods for transforming an abstract idea into a novel for young children.

Her discussion on Samira Surfs includes insights into overcoming writer’s block and how trusting your instinct is the key to success.

From the inception of an idea to a finished novel ready for publication, Rukhsanna will share her intimate writing journey with you.

Rukhsanna Guidroz, born in Manchester, is a former elementary school teacher. Her Persian-Indian father and Chinese mother inspired her love for traveling.

After studying in London and Paris, she moved to Hong Kong where she worked as a journalist. She now lives in Hawaii.

Hosted by: Professor John McAuliffe, Author, Co-Director, Centre and a Reader in Modern Literature and Creative Writing, University of Manchester.