The Myriad Literary Salon with Sarah Lightman and Umi Sinha


After a hugely successful inaugural literary salon in March, we’re delighted to tell you about our follow-up event which sees acclaimed novelist Umi Sinha, author of Belonging, in conversation with Sarah Lightman about her recently published graphic memoir The Book of Sarah

Through different art forms—literary fiction and autobiographical drawings—both authors explore shared themes of identity, homeland and the complex layers of family history they have inherited and inhabited. In astonishingly beautiful pages The Book of Sarah traces Sarah’s journey from modern Jewish orthodoxy to a feminist Judaism as she endeavours to make the world her own. Umi Sinha’s epic novel, Belonging, tells the interwoven story of three generations and their struggles to understand and free themselves from a troubled history steeped in colonial violence. 

Come along to find out more about both authors and how they work. 

The evening will include an emerging author feature, allowing for a local author to read from their work-in-progress. The chosen author will also receive a free mentoring session during the interval with a member of the Myriad Editions publishing team. If you would like to feature your work at a Myriad Literary Salon, email lauren@myriadeditions with your details.

Also attending will be Artspace Brighton, highlighting the importance of creativity in supporting mental health.  Artspace is a Brighton-based arts and mental health charity providing a community-based studio for people looking to practise their art in a supportive and nurturing environment.

TICKETS: Tickets are £4 for Waterstones Loyalty Card holders and £5 for anyone without. Your ticket cost can be redeemed off the price of The Book of Sarah. There will be wine and chocolate cake on us, and the Waterstones cafe will be open late so you can grab a cuppa to go with it. Doors open at 7.05 and the event will start promptly at 7.15 pm!


This event will be photographed by Laura Kelly, 5 Degrees West, and microphones working at peak performance thanks to Maya Milani, Walking Giants Studio.