Across teaching, law, activism and theatre making, storytelling has been at the heart of Dulani’s work. Her first book-length collection Chick, an elegy to her Jamaican father, was published in 2013 by Bloodaxe and is shortlisted for the Forward Best First Collection Prize.Jacob Ross is the author of acclaimed short story collections, Song for Simone (1986) and A Way to Catch the Dust (1999).Born in Pakistan, her family immigrated to the UK in the 1950’s and settled in Sussex where Nina has spent most of her life.
Born in Brighton, Lisa spent her early childhood in rural East Sussex.
She has an MA in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction from UEA and, having moved to Hastings in 2015, is now perfecting her skills through New Writing South’s Advanced Writing Workshops.
David Nwokedi was born in Nigeria in 1965 to a Nigerian father and a British/Irish mother. A qualified social worker, David lived in London for 10 years and now lives back in Brighton and works in social work management.
Dulani Kulasinghe was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and now lives in Brighton with her family.
Femi is most at home among a community of friends and when close to nature on the South Downs Way.
She has survived and is working towards thriving as a writer, poet, storyteller and a working facilitator of dreaming life, beyond the morass.
They both lived in Whitehawk - same place, different time.
Anaconda’s parents were born one in the north and one in the south of the globe, and Anaconda’s own children were born in different earth again, north and west of the Sussex Weald.
Join a two-hour taster creative writing workshop and get tips on how to write your own Sussex-inspired story, whether that’s a true life story or a piece of fiction or poetry.
Our writing teachers Umi Sinha and Farah Edwards Khan will give you some guidance to help you get started.