This event looks at the process of one piece of writing inspiring another. The Hearth Centre‘s most recent project, Writing Begets Writing, drew inspiration from Sathnam Sanghera and the process he used as a writer. Local writers led fiction-writing masterclasses in psychiatric hospitals and community mental health groups. Using their own writing as a starting point, the writers inspired new voices with startling and memorable stories to tell, generating a buzz of excitement around the Writing Begets Writing competition. The best writing produced will feature in a new anthology alongside extracts of the work that inspired them, to be published by Nine Arches Press.
Sathnam Sanghera will talk about how his book Marriage Materialwas itself inspired by the novel The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett. In addition, Sathnam will present prizes to our competition winners, and we’ll hear some of the winning entries.
In Association with The Hearth Centre
Supported by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust