2374 Online Guest Reader event: Narrative Non-Fiction – Samira Shackle

2374 Online Guest Reader event: Narrative Non-Fiction - Samira Shackle

Date(s) - Thu 7th Sep, 2023
8:00pm - 9:00pm

Online, Moniack Mhor Hosting, via Zoom,

We are happy to be able to extend access to our online Moniack in a Month Guest Reader events on a ‘pay as you can’ basis. Please join our online Narrative Non-Fiction course participants and tutor in welcoming writer and reporter Samira Shackle to our virtual floor! In this one-hour session delivered via Zoom, Samira will read from and discuss her work in conversation with writer Cal Flyn, tutor of our current online Moniack in a Month Narrative Non-Fiction course. There will also be a short time for questions from our audience.
Guest Reader
Samira Shackle is a multi-award-winning freelance writer and reporter based in London. She is a regular contributor to the Guardian Long Read, where she has written reported narratives on subjects as diverse as the Gatwick drone to an alleged hijacking near the Isle of Wight. From 2020-23 she was editor-in-chief of the New Humanist magazine. Her first book, Karachi Vice (2021), was a Radio 4 Book of the Week. Described by the Mail on Sunday as “a brilliant portrait of a complex place”, it tells the story of five ordinary citizens of Pakistan’s largest city. 

Cal Flyn is a writer from the Highlands of Scotland. She is the author of Thicker Than Water (2016), a nonfiction story of racial violence on the Australian frontier, and Islands of Abandonment (2021), a book about the ecology and psychology of abandoned places. The latter won her the title of Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year in 2022 and the John Burroughs Medal for natural history writing; it was also shortlisted for numerous literary prizes including the Baillie Gifford Prize, the Ondaatje Prize, the Wainwright Prize, and the Highland Book Prize. She has also contributed criticism, long-form journalism and essays to Granta, The Times Literary Supplement, FT Weekend, The Wall Street Journal, Guardian Saturday, and other publications. She was made a MacDowell fellow in 2019.


We are running this as a ‘pay as you can’ event. Please see our booking options below.


This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on info@moniackmhor.org.uk or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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