News & Updates

The spot where you will be able to keep up-to-date with LaYinka’s news. Not promising anything exciting, but it’s exciting to post things here. ~ LY.

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October 2014

August 2014

  • LaYinka hosted Pen Powered Mic II on 1st August.
  • LaYinka hosted a ‘Best Practices’ webinar for writers on 16th August.

July 2014

  • LaYinka is featured in the Chaptersodes project, where several micro stories are converted into 15 second videos. Check them out on Facebook, here.
  • LaYinka will be hosting Pen Powered Mic II on 1st August, God-willing.
  • LaYinka will be running and hosting a ‘Best Practices’ webinar for writers on 16th August, God-willing.

June 2014

  • LaYinka is in the planning stages of Pen Powered Mic II, to take place in August 2014, God-willing. Watch this space, or check out the Pen Powered Mic blog.

May 2014

  • LaYinka performed an exclusive poem at Pen Powered Mic I: I am a Woman.
  • LaYinka organised and hosted a live women-only online literary event on 31st May – Pen Powered Mic I.
  • LaYinka is in the plannning stages of setting up creative writing classes in London. If you’re interested, send an email via the contact form with your info.

April 2014

  • LaYinka is hosting Pen Powered Mic I – a live women-only online literary event. Find out more about it here.
  • LaYinka is working towards her first ebook, which will be available on Kindle and other e-readers. Be sure to subscribe to this blog’s post for the latest news.
  • Potting a Way to Financial Liberation was re-published on Productive Muslim.

January 2014

  • LaYinka is involved in an exciting project to be announced soon. Stay tuned!

November 2013

  • Potting a Way to Financial Liberation was published in the November 2013 issue of SISTERS.

September 2013

  • Dear Ayah, was published in the September 2013 issue of SISTERS. It’s one of LaYinka’s favourite pieces.

August 2013

  • Qur’an Academy, was published in the August 2013 issue of SISTERS.

July 2013

  • Qur’an Academy, another non-fiction piece is due to be published in the August 2013 issue of SISTERS.

June 2013

  • In Search of Me was published in the June issue of SISTERS.
  • Qur’an Academy, another non-fiction piece is due to be published in the August 2013 issue of SISTERS.

May 2013

  • LaYinka soft-launched her writing and editing service, LY’s Writing Service with an online survey, and setup a Facebook page.
  • The short story, Dear Ayah, will be published in the September 2013 issue of SISTERS.

March 2013

  • Daughter of a Tough Man was published in the March 2013 issue of SISTERS.
  • LaYinka’s first non-fiction piece of the year, In Search of Me is due to be published in the June 2013 issue of SISTERS.

February 2013

  • The short story, Daughter of a Tough Man, is due to be published in the March 2013 issue of SISTERS.

January 2013

  • The poem, Wealth Surrounds Me was published in the January 2013 edition of SISTERS.
  • LaYinka wrote her first non-fiction piece of the year, In Search of Me – possible publication in SISTERS.
  • LaYinka wrote her first fiction piece of the year, Daughter of a Tough Man – possible publication in SISTERS.

October 2012

  • Wealth Surrounds Me II, a folk-style poem, will be published in the January 2013 edition of SISTERS. An audio version might be posted on this blog too.
  • LaYinka will be writing pieces of flash fiction to exclusively appear in SISTERS. Titles will be posted here, but if you’re a subscriber, keep your eyes peeled for them in the re-instated Voices section.

September 2012

  • The touching article, Dirty was published in the September edition of SISTERS.

April 2012

  • LaYinka’s article titled Dirty is scheduled to be published in the September edition of SISTERS magazine. It’s a deep piece that will be the opening article for a series of articles focusing on taboo topics in the Muslim community. Definitely one to look out for.

March 2012

  • LaYinka’s personal narrative, I’m Not Perfect, was published in the March edition of SISTERS magazine. LaYinka labels the piece as ‘a confession of an upgraded mother’.
  • LaYinka is in the conceiving stages of a possible short story collection titled, From Tuesday. It will include a couple of the top-rated pieces found here, and others that LaYinka’s currently working on. Watch this space for news of progress!

December 2011

  • LaYinka led creative writing workshops at Olive Tree School in South-East London.
  • LaYinka delved back into writing non-fiction for publication. A personal piece entitled, I’m Sorry – I’m Not Perfect will be published in the March 2012 issue of SISTERS magazine.

November 2011

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