GHT Creative Writing Group #5

Community, Free, Opportunities, Workshops

Saturday 26th November 2022 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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

Join us for this new series of Creative Writing workshops in the beautiful surroundings of God’s House Tower hosted by Susmita Bhattacharya.

knit the walls is an ongoing project involving many of Southampton’s residents and visitors in the co-production of a knitted, woollen version of the city’s medieval walls. The project invites people to share stories, memories and alternative histories that are lost over time and unrecorded in books and archives.

In this session, participants will explore and immerse themselves in the knit the walls finale exhibition and be invited to share their own stories of Southampton, which will become the stimulus for creative writing.

GHT Creative Writing Group #5 will take place on Saturday 26th November from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at God’s House Tower. The session is free and spaces are limited. Sign-up for the Writing Group on Eventbrite here


About the host

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.