Maryam Azam

Sweatshop Writer

Maryam Azam is a member of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement and a high school teacher in Kellyville. She completed a Bachelor of Arts (Deans Scholars) from Western Sydney University and graduated with Honours in Creative Writing in 2014. She also holds a diploma in the Islamic Sciences. Maryam was the recipient of a 2015 WestWords Emerging Writers’ Fellowship. Her debut poetry collection, The Hijab Files, will be published by Giramondo in 2018.

Sweatshop Literacy Movement Inc.

Sweatshop acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we work: the Burramattagal people and clans of the Dharug Nation. We honour their ancestors, elders and emerging generations.