MSt tutor Roopa Farooki’s SI Leeds Literary Prize Reading, 14 Sept 2018, London

MSt tutor Roopa Farooki will be reading for SI Leeds Literary Prize Readings at Richmix in London,  14 September

About the prize, from their website:

The SI Leeds Literary Prize
The SI Leeds Literary Prize is a biennial prize for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women in the UK. The prize aims to act as a loudspeaker for Black and Asian women’s voices, and a platform to discover exciting new talent from a group largely under represented on our bookshelves. The prize works closely with a range of other established  literary partners to enable increased support for our winning writers including Arvon, The Literary Consultancy and New Writing North.

Friday, 14th September 2018
Tickets: £5 – £7.50 (+booking fee £1.50/no fee for members)

at Venue 2, Richmix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

More information and tickets.


MSt director Clare Morgan and tutors Alice Jolly and Roopa Farooki at Writing Coach event

MSt director Clare Morgan and tutors Alice Jolly and Roopa Farooki participated in a Writing Coach panel discussion on “Routes to Publication”, at the Google Digital Academy on 16th August 2018.

(Pictured with Louise Dougherty, John Mitchinson from Unbound, Jacqui Lofthouse from The Writing Coach, Stephanie Zia from Blackbird Books).

Sam Guglani at the Edinburgh Book Festival, 17 August 2018

Who Will Nurse the Doctors?

MSt alumnus Sam Guglani will be appearing at the Edinburgh Book Festival with Caroline Elton.

From the announcement:

“Medics aren’t immune to illness, and increasingly their working conditions threaten their own health. Clinical psychologist Caroline Elton specialises in helping doctors and writes with compassion about the profession in Also Human. Sam Guglani, a clinical oncologist and writer of exceptional insight, has set his book of linked stories Histories in a hospital, helping him explore the human need for genuine communication. Chaired by Gavin Francis.”

 Fri 17 Aug 2018, 17:45 – 18:45

at the Garden Theatre, Edinbugh

Tickets: £12.00, £10.00

For more information and tickets, visit the Festival announcement


MSt alumnus Sam Guglani’s “Histories” nominated for 2018 Edinburgh Book Festival’s First Book Award

MSt alumnus Sam Guglani’s Histories has been nominated for the 2018 Edinburgh Book Festival’s First Book Awards.

From the announcement: “Revealing and intimate interlinked collection of stories set in a hospital, written by a doctor … Sam Guglani’s vivid prose has the raw intensity of poetry that pulls the reader in on every page. Histories is a luminous argument for truly seeing and listening to others and to ourselves.”