Literary Natives: Literature, Art, and Transnational Identities

Sun 24 June 2018 12:30 – 16:30

The Panel

Saeida Rouass is of Moroccan heritage, born and raised in London. She spent ten years working internationally as a trainer and project manager for various charities and NGOs. She currently works within international development and security with a focus on the Middle East & North Africa, and Morocco in particular. She is the author of Eighteen Days of Spring in Winter and Assembly of the Dead. She is currently working on Library of Untruths, set in 1912 Fes, when Morocco became a French Protectorate and the sequel to Assembly of the Dead.

J. Anthony Vassel is the author of ‘The Curious Mr Gahdzooks and his Cautionary Tales for Naughty Children.’ He is also the Creative Director and Script Writer for London based media company, Dare Arts Society. J.Anthony Vassell, better known as Julian Vassel, has enjoyed writing for as long as he can remember. He studied at Identity Drama School and also has a passion for acting.

MS Karamat is an arts curator, photographer and arts & culture writer from London. She has written forThe Hollywood Reporter, Rankin’s Hunger Magazine, Film 3Sixty, The Times and more. Currently she is developing a high profile international two part book project titled Fear & Memory, a collection of 50 interviews & Photographs.This project brings together the established and emerging cultural figures of our time from Music, Film, Photography and Contemporary Art to tell us what it means, for them, to be fearless and unapologetic at a time that is leading us to be fearful of everything and everyone.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email and we will endeavour to answer your queries as quickly as possible.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The nearest tube station to the venue is Vauxhall. Parking is free along the side roads on a Sunday. Unfortunately, this venue is not accessible by wheelchair as it involves climbing stairs. If you would like detailed information on accessing this venue, please email


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