Writers’ Bursary Fund 2017

Writers’ Bursary Fund 2017

We are pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries to anyone wishing to go on one of our creative writing course who is:

  • on low-income or unemployed
  • needs help with childcare costs
  • has any access needs (eg translation, mobility, carer)

We are also offering to ALL workshop participants a free 15-minute one-to-one mentor spot from either Umi Sinha or Colin Grant. These slots are limited in number. You will get expert feedback on a few pages of writing.

You could get package of support valued up to £100 – offered first come, first serve, by a simple application, promise!

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A Room of One’s Own – Writing Retreat – 25 & 26 March 2017

A Room of One’s Own – Writing Retreat – 25 & 26 March 2017

This two-day writing retreat in Brighton is a perfect chance to indulge your creative writing craft and get inspiration and feedback from two Sussex authors, Umi Sinha and Colin Grant, who will share their own writing insights and help you progress your writing or projects.

The ‘retreat’ is spread over two days. On Saturday, you’ll be taught by Umi Sinha, who will explore fiction writing and using historical research or real life events in writing, using themes from her debut novel Belonging as starting points. On Sunday, Colin Grant will lead you through using autobiography in your writing including non-fiction and other types of writing, reflecting on his own practice in writing A Memory of Burning.

Come along and get writing!

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There’s No Place Like Home – free creative writing workshop with Umi Sinha

Umi Sinha with former student and author David Nwokedi. Photo: Jodi Stelzer
Umi Sinha with former student and author David Nwokedi. Photo: Jodi Stelzer

 

We are delighted to bring back the talented and inspiring storyteller, writer and creative writing teacher Umi Sinha to lead a series of free creative writing workshops in partnership with Brighton & Hove Library Service called There’s No Place Like Home.

The workshops will be held on Saturday 12 October at Jubilee Library, 12-1pm and 2-3pm in the library Conference Room and are based on the themes of Home and Displacement.
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