Huma Qureshi introduces you to the short story form, what she loves so much about it and what she has learnt in the process of writing her own. Explore how to make an emotional impact, by adding depth and layers rather than length, in order to create a short story that resonates with readers long after the story has ended. Expect lively discussion about favourite short story writers, such as Alice Munro, Jhumpa Lahiri and Lucy Caldwell and write your own opening scenes with Huma’s guidance.
Huma began her career as a Journalist for The Guardian and The Observer and went freelance to write her novels. Her features are on culture, feature film, food, design, property, travel and lifestyle. Her memoir How We Met draws upon her own experiences growing up as a British Muslim. Huma also had held a weekly live radio slot on the BBC’s Asian Network’s Drivetime show and has appeared on BBC Women’s Hour and BCC London, becoming a contributor to Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2 in 2020.
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