MK Gallery website sets cookies on your computer to help improve the user experience. Read our cookie policy hereAccept
Talks & Workshops

Writing Workshop with Umi Sinha


Writing Workshop with Umi Sinha

Saturday 22 April / 10am-4pm

£30 including lunch and refreshments


To book your place, email with your name, phone number and any dietary requirements. 


Writing Bursary: There is a small pot of money to help people on low/no income, access or translation needs or have childcare costs. Find our more



Come learn creative writing in a fun and supportive environment. 


Umi Sinha was born in India and spent the first ten years of her life on a remote naval engineering base in the Western Ghats. She moved to Britain with her mother and siblings at the age of fifteen. Her mother, born in Kent, was a writer and an artist. Her father was one of the first Indians to be accepted as an officer in the Royal Indian Navy and served on the Arctic Convoys in the Second World War. 


Her short stories have been published in magazines and anthologies. She has an MA in Creative Writing and taught on the Certificate in Creative Writing at Sussex University for ten years. She has also worked as a Lecturer in Creative Writing on the MA at Brighton University and currently teaches on the Creative Writing Programme at New Writing South. She also runs her own courses and workshops, mentors other writers, and offers manuscript appraisal and editing support, and resources for writers at her Writing Clinic. Belonging is her first novel.  


From the darkest days of the British Raj to the aftermath of the First World War, Belonging tells the interwoven story of three generations and their struggles to understand and free themselves from a troubled history steeped in colonial violence. This is a novel of secrets that unwind through Lila Langdon's story of exile to England, through her grandmother Cecily's letters home from India, and through the diaries kept by her father, Henry, as he puzzles over the enigma of his birth and his stormy marriage to the mysterious Rebecca.



Writing Our Legacy

Writing Our Legacy is an organisation whose aim is to raise awareness of the contributions of Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) writers, poets, playwrights and authors born, living or connected to Sussex and the South East.

April 2017