Creative Writing Group #4

Community, Free, Workshops

Saturday 15th October 2022 1:30pm - 3:30pm

God's House Tower, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY

The GHT Creative Writing Group returns this October with a new workshop to mark Black History Month.

The Creative Writing Group #4 will explore ideas on what the Windrush generation brought to Southampton in terms of food, discussing how being a port city may have influenced the food of the city? As part of the session, you’ll also be invited to bring a dish or a recipe from your personal heritage to contribute to a culinary map of Southampton as we taste dishes from Southampton’s diverse communities.

The session is free to attend and is open to all levels, from those who have never tried creative writing to self published authors and everything in between, so why not join us as we listen, discuss and write.

GHT Creative Writing Group #4 will take place on Saturday 15th October from 1.30pm – 3.30pm at God’s House Tower.

Book your free place here (numbers are very limited so we advise early booking in order to not miss out)


About the host: Susmita Bhattacharya

Susmita Bhattacharya is an Indian-born writer and writing facilitator. She won the Winchester Writers’ Festival Memoir Prize in 2016 and her novel, The Normal State of Mind (Parthian/Bee Books) was longlisted for the Words to Screen Prize at the Mumbai Association of Moving Images (MAMI) festival in India.

She has been shortlisted for, and won, numerous prizes and awards and her work has been commissioned by magazines and for BBC Radio 4. Her most recent collection of short stories, Table Manners, was published by Dahlia Books (2018). It won the Saboteur Short Story Collection Prize in 2019, was finalist for the DLF Hall & Woodhouse Literary Prize and was serialised on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

She teaches at Winchester University, leads the ACE funded ArtfulScribe Mayflower Young Writers workshops, and was a mentor for the Middle Way Mentoring project. She was writer-in-residence for The Word Factory, London in 2021.