Develop your Inner Voice and Writing Style

Creative Writing with Nadifa Mohamed 

(Tuesdays) 29th May, 5th June, 12th June, 19th June, 26th July, 3rd July
10.30am-1pm at the Writing Room, Chocolate Factory 3.


Do you have an imaginative or fascinating story to tell but have not yet developed your voice and written it down? Through a series of creative writing workshops aimed for ethnic minority women, week on week we will use culture references alongside simple reading and writing techniques to empower you to tell, discuss and share your stories, develop your voice, gain confidence in writing the stories, sharing them with a wider audience and lead to some of the written stories being published to highlight new writing from Black, Asian and ethnic minority women living in London.

Led by the critically acclaimed Somali-British novelist, Nadifa Mohamed.  220px-Nadifa_Mohamed

Nadifa Mohamed was born in Hargeisa, Somalia in 1981 and studied History and Politics at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University. Her first novel, Black Mamba Boy, won the Betty Trask Prize, was long-listed for the Orange Prize, and was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, and the PEN Open Book Award. In 2013 she was selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists and in 2014 as one of Africa 39’s Best of Young African Novelists. Her second novel, The Orchard of Lost Souls, was published in 2013 and won a Somerset Maugham Prize and the Prix Albert Bernard, and was long-listed for The Dylan Thomas Prize and short-listed for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2016 she was one of the ‘finest and most creative novelists in fiction today’ asked to contribute to the anthology, Reader, I Married Him, which was published to celebrate the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth. She writes regularly for The Guardian, The New York Times, Lithub, and many other publications, and has spoken at more than thirty international book festivals. Her work is available in fourteen languages.

Free places are available via the Create Your Future Building Better Opportunities project for economically inactive BAME women living in Haringey or Enfield, supported by Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund.

Contact [email protected] for bookings and more info.