Welcome to the Bury St Edmunds Writers’ Workshop


This is a group for writers who want to develop their work in a friendly and intimate environment, in the company of other local writers with maybe even some tea, coffee and biscuits!

The focus is on developing each person’s writing rather than any pressure towards publications and all levels and genres are welcome.

We follow a traditional workshop format where participants interested in workshopping their material will distribute the piece in advance of the meeting and expect thoughtful and constructive feedback from the members on the day. It is also a forum to talk generally about writing, and share news of literary events in the region.

Please email me on burywritersworkshop@gmail.com for details on when and where the next meeting will be.

Looking forward to meeting you writers!


About me: I’m a writer, editor, and literary translator of Arabic literature. I’ve translated two novels and co-translated a memoir, as well as numerous short stories, which have been published in various international journals. I’ve worked as a publisher of poetry books in translation and continue to work for various publishers in a freelance capacity. I also edit fiction, non-fiction and poetry in translation for the website arablit.org. I hold an MFA in Writing from VCFA and my poems have been published in international journals and I have written articles for a number of media publications, including the New York Times, Al Jazeera and Middle East Eye.