Come and join a creative writing taster workshop with writing teacher Farah Edwards Khan, and get tips on how to write your own Sussex-inspired story – whether that’s a true life story or a piece of fiction or poetry.
People living in East and West Sussex are invited to share their writing, stories and memories of Sussex. In particular we are looking for writing from the Black and minority ethnic (BME) community.
This workshop is suitable for beginners, and open to writers of all levels. Devised by Writing Our Legacy, the programme is part of a wider project seeking to capture people’s stories about coming to or growing up in Sussex and will form the first Hidden Sussex anthology, due to be published in June 2019.
Farah Edwards Khan was born in Mumbai in 1974 and grew up in the central Indian city of Bhopal. Descended from a line of progressive Muslim women rulers, whose legacies imparted a unique perspective on life in India, Farah’s love of writing developed from a childhood filled with Urdu poetry, the shared stories of a large extended family and the classic literature passed on by her German-Irish teacher.
Farah has worked with numerous journalists, as well as writers such as Dominic Lapierre and Indra Sinha, on oral histories and novels illuminating the catastrophic 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy, which she witnessed as a child. Farah has a teaching B.A. B.Ed, and recently studied on the creative writing programme in Brighton, where she has lived for nearly two decades.
Farah’s own stories focus on the lives of ordinary people in India. She is currently writing a book of her life in Bhopal.
Location: The Writers' Place, 9 Jew Street, Brighton BN1 1UT
10 March 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
£10 (£5 concession) + booking fee