Using Personal Experience in your Writing with Nikesh Shukla
10am - 4pm
£75 / £65 conc
Writers' Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall
Acclaimed author and regular Guardian columnist Nikesh Shukla leads a day masterclass exploring the pleasures, pitfalls and possibilities of writing from personal experience.
Join Nikesh Shukla, Costa shortlisted novelist and regular Guardian contributor for this exclusive one-day masterclass. Through writing exercises, one-to-one feedback and discussion Nikesh will guide you in how to use your personal experience to maximum effect in your writing.
His award-winning novels are filled with sounds and scenes so real they curl your toes and catch your breath, gain practical advice on giving your own prose sensory impact.
Praise for latest novel Meatspace:
“A thoughtful, often hilarious, meditation on a young writer’s loneliness in the digital age” - Independent on Sunday
“This novel captures a cultural moment” - The Guardian
“An anarchic portrait of a bookish life lived in the brave new digital world” - New Statesman
All participants are invited to join Nikesh after the masterclass for an evening of readings and refreshments to celebrate the launch of 'Being Dad: Short Stories about Fatherhood'. For more information,
is the acclaimed author of Coconut Unlimited
(shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2010 and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2011), The Time Machine
(winner of Best Novella at the Sabotage Awards) and Meatspace
. His short stories have been featured in the Best British Short Stories 2013, The Sunday Times
and BBC Radio 4. He has written for the Guardian, Esquire, Buzzfeed, Vice
and BBC 2. In 2014 he co-write Two Dosas
, an award-winning short film starring Himesh Patel, and his comedy has aired on E4 and Channel 4.