Poetry London Mentee
Zakia received a year of mentoring from Mimi Khalvati as a part of Poetry London's inaugural Mentoring Scheme.
Writer in Residence
During the spring and summer of 2015, Zakia served as a Writer in Residence with The Poetry School and London Parks & Gardens Trust. She was based at St. Luke's Community Centre's Terrace Garden where she worked with community liaison Heather Stabler.
She spoke to members of the public to form a collaged poem of haiku and did a reading during Open Garden Squares Weekend. Following those events, Zakia was invited back to St. Luke's to do an additional reading. As a gift and in appreciation of the partnership, Zakia created and designed a panelled poem which is on display at the centre.