Event 23

Wednesday 8th November 2023 | 6.00 pm

Event 23 | Nikki May | Creative Writing Workshop


Nikki May – Creative Writing Workshop

Nikki May, author of critically acclaimed WAHALA, will be joining us to share her insights as part of a creative writing workshop for aspiring novelists. With a broad focus, this interactive, two-hour workshop will give the low-down on what Nikki learned on her journey to publication, touching on the following: Finding your voice, character development and world building, where do ideas come from, the l-o-n-g road to publication, tension and point of view, plus Q&A where you can ask the author (almost) anything. Peter May (Nikki’s long suffering husband, head of plot and first editor) will critique a short piece of writing from each attendee on the subjects of prompts given prior to attendance.


When: Wednesday 8th November 2023 @ 6.00 pm
Where: The Bull Ballroom Private Room


Born in Bristol and raised in Lagos, Nikki May is Anglo-Nigerian. At twenty, she dropped out of medical school, moved to London, and began a career in advertising, going on to run a successful agency. Her debut novel Wahala was inspired by a long lunch with friends. It went to a nine-way auction in the UK and a six-way auction in the US and was published around the world in January 2022 to rave reviews, it won the Comedy Women In Print New Voice Prize 2023 and is being turned into a major BBC drama. She lives in Dorset with her husband, two standard schnauzers and way too many books.


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