20 week course.
Courses run year round, beginning in October and after Easter.
Fridays 10am to 12.30pm

Cost £250

Tutor: Umi Sinha

Suitable for all levels and covers all forms of prose fiction: short stories, novels, memoir and autobiography.

“The class is supportive, the atmosphere encouraging, all levels of experience are catered for. We also laugh a lot. I have gone to different writing classes and workshops over the years but feel I have gained most from this one.”                                                              Juni Parkhurst

I also teach on the Creative Writing Programme, a university level two year programme previously based at Sussex University and now at New Writing South. Classes run in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. You can find out more about it here:

Umi Sinha’s novel “Belonging”, set between 1855 and 1919 in India and Sussex, was published by Myriad Editions in September 2015, and she is now working on a second. She has an MA with Distinction in Creative Writing from the University of Sussex and for ten years taught on the highly respected Certificate in Creative Writing programme there, which has produced many published writers. She has also taught on the MA at Brighton University and now teaches on the Creative Writing Programme based at New Writing South, runs a mentoring scheme for writers, and her own classes.

She also co-manages an oral storytelling club, The GuestHouse Storytellers – – based at the Hillcrest Centre.

Contact: Umi Sinha on 01323 325891

Author website:

Mentoring for writers: