Writing Memories: Workshop with Sairish Hussain
Date – Wednesday 11 August, 1pm-3pm
Venue: Festival Hub, The Piazza, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2RS
Ticket price: £10 (£5 conc)
Age guidance: 16+
Sairish Hussain is the author of The Family Tree, a multigenerational family saga set in Bradford.
Join her for a life-writing workshop of creative writing exercises where you will record stories using parents, grandparents or other family members as an inspiration. You will draw on old family stories/anecdotes to create a work of fiction or use objects, places and people with ties to family/heritage/the past to inspire a story.
Sairish Hussain is a Bradford based author and Lecturer in Creative Writing. She studied English at the University of Huddersfield and progressed on to a Masters degree after being awarded the university’s Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship. Sairish completed her PhD in 2019 and her debut novel, The Family Tree, was published by HarperCollins the following year. It was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. Sairish is now writing her second book.