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Pen Paper Action - Short Stories by young people

Pen Paper Action is a unique collaboration between Ankur Productions, Multi-Story, Street Level Photoworks and Glasgow YMCA. This project, the first of its kind, gives international youngsters in Springburn the opportunity to write and direct their own short stories and radio dramas, and then see them professionally recorded for internet download and CD.

Pen Paper Action is a collection of three plays, all written by young writers from Springburn, and performed by professional actors, and by actors from Ankur Productions’ drama workshops. Musicians involved are pianist, Will Pickvance (, and Zimbabwean Mbira players and singers, Tawona and Ernest Sithole.
The creative writing tutors were Alison Irvine and Kate Tough (A.K.A. Inklings).



Listen to the stories on the Ankur Productions website [ here ]

The young writers in this project are:

Joe Makangu was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is now resident in Springburn.  Joe’s play is called A Typical Teenage Week.
It is about the friendship between three school friends, and what happens when one of them meets a girl.

Marina Hamid is fifteen. She was born in Pakistan and lives in Glasgow, speaks English and Urdu, and likes dancing, singing, partying,
having fun and making new friends. Her play, Alisha’s Story is about family and friendship.

Mojgan Behkar is fourteen years old and lives in Glasgow. She was born in Persia and speaks Farsi and English.
She likes playing sports and dancing, and going out to hang about. Mojgan’s play Vicky’s Hero is about a teacher who gets bullied.