Department of English


Overview of the Project

The Bridge is a creative writing venture initiated by the department of English, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan as an outcome of collaboration with the English department of International Islamic University, Malaysia. The aim of the project as a whole is to bridge bridges between the writers of various parts of the world providing them a platform for showcasing their work.

 The Bridge is a brainchild of Ms. Aaisha Umt Ur Rashid, Lecturer, Department of English, LCWU, Lahore and also the Incharge of International Collaborations, LCWU. She is a poet and a short story writer experimenting with new forms of writing. She has recently introduced and is teaching a new course entitled, Dynamic of Creative Writing at LCWU. 

The Bridge - Volume 1

Volume 1 is Edited by Ms. Aaisha Umt Ur Rashid from Pakistan and Prof. Nor Faridah Abdul Manaf, from Malaysia. The book consists of poems and short stories by emerging and published writers of Malaysia and Pakistan. The contributions deal with diverse themes like ethnicity, landscape and identity. The volume is being used as a reference book in the creative writing courses of both Malaysian and Pakistani creative writing courses at BS level (At IIUM and LCWU).  The book is published by Silverfish Books, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Bridge - Volume 2

Volume II is edited by Aaisha Umt Ur Rashid from Pakistan and Shannon Phillips from the United States. The book contains poems and short stories by published and emerging writers from both the countries. The writings revolve around the theme “Roots”. This volume is also being used as a reference book in the creative writing courses at LCWU and also at some Institutes at the United States.