Come learn creative writing with author Umi Sinha in a fun and supportive environment to nurture your talent. Try out Umi’s tried and tested writing exercises and take away new writing. Open to beginners and more experienced writers.

20 May 2017, 10-4pm 

£30 including lunch and refreshments

Crawley Library
Southgate Avenue, RH10 1 Crawley
Part of Crawley WORDFEST


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If you are on low or no income or need access/language support and would like support to cover part of the workshop cost, travel or other costs, please see our Writing Bursary. It’s a simple application. Any questions, please contact Amy on

Umi Sinha

Umi Sinha was born in India and spent the first ten years of her life on a remote naval engineering base in the Western Ghats. She moved to Britain with her mother and siblings at the age of fifteen. Her mother, born in Kent, was a writer and an artist. Her father was one of the first Indians to be accepted as an officer in the Royal Indian Navy and served on the Arctic Convoys in the Second World War.

Her debut novel Belonging was published in 2015 by Myriad Editions and has recently been shortlisted for the Author’s Club Best First Novel of the Year Award 2016.

Belonging (Myriad Editions, 2015)

From the darkest days of the British Raj to the aftermath of the First World War, Belonging tells the interwoven story of three generations and their struggles to understand and free themselves from a troubled history steeped in colonial violence. This is a novel of secrets that unwind through Lila Langdon’s story of exile to England, through her grandmother Cecily’s letters home from India, and through the diaries kept by her father, Henry, as he puzzles over the enigma of his birth and his stormy marriage to the mysterious Rebecca.

Publisher: Myriad Editions
ISBN: 978-1-908434-74-6

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