Reshma Ruia writer

Grove Bookshop, Ilkley

Thursday May 25 2023
10 The Grove, Ilkley LS29 9EG
I was at the Grove Bookshop in Ilkley reading from Still Lives, answering questions and signing copies.

Verbose Manchester

Monday May 22 2023
7:30 – 10:00pm
The Kings Arms 11 Bloom Street Salford M3 6AN
I was delighted to be back head-lining Verbose Manchester at Kings Arm, Salford. I read excerpts from Still Lives as well as some of my recent poetry.

Talk to Grey’s Inn members

Thursday February 16 2023
A talked about the art of writing and creativity to Grey’s Inn members in central Manchester.

The Whole Kahani online

Wednesday January 25 2023
The Whole Kahani online.
We discussed the benefits and challenges of a writing collective. I read an excerpt from my story, Meg Kowalski’s Birthday Cake.

At Groucho Club talking to their book club about Still Lives

Tuesday December 6
I was at the iconic Groucho Club in London talking to their book club about Still Lives.

Jacks Thomas, the Guest Director of Bologna BookPlus hosted this very special evening at the legendary Groucho Club in bustling Soho. Fuelled by gin and tonics and twiglets and the odd champagne glass, we had a very spirited conversation about the multi layered themes within Still Lives and PK Malik’s determination to grow a mango tree in Manchester. I was struck by how engaged and invested the members were with the story and of course the dramatic ending of the novel led to much speculation and further questions.

Burton Road Book Club talk about Still Lives

Thursday December 1 2022
I was at the vibrant Mercado Café in Didsbury talking to the Burton Road Book Club about Still Lives.

A warm evening that felt very festive with twinkling lights, wine and a thoughtful discussion about Manchester and how diaspora communities have made this vibrant city their adopted home.

2022 DesiBlitz Literature Festival

I was in Birmingham on Wednesday November 16 at the 2022 DesiBlitz Festival where I was talking about creating authentic multicultural characters in my fiction.

Chester Literature Festival

Sunday November 13 | 2:00pm | Garret Theatre, Storyhouse. Hunter Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2AR
I was at the Chester Literature Festival talking about Still Lives.

Tongues and Bellies In-person Book Launch

Our first in-person event for The Whole Kahani on Monday June 13.
Tongues and Bellies In-person Book Launch
Monday June 13 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm
The Nehru Centre | 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF
Free to attend
Programme: Doors open 6 pm, Readings and discussion in the auditorium 6:30-8 pm, Event ends 8:30 pm

University of Cumbria Poetry Residency at Rydal Mount

May 23 – 27 2022
This is a unique paid poetry commission themed around the idea of ‘belonging’ within natural landscapes. I will be staying at William Wordsworth’s family home. I will produce a series of original poems (at least three poems of between 20-50 lines or five to six shorter poems between 10-20 lines) inspired by Cumbrian landscapes and ideas of ‘belonging’.