BIO

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JOURNALISM

Wersha is award-nominated journalist with over 15 years publishing experience with features published in The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times.

BOOKS (FICTION) 

Wersha is the recipient of an Arts Council England award for her debut novel.

BOOKS (SHORT STORIES) 

Wersha is the author of short stories. Her debut short story,’The Bite’ was published in an anthology in 2009.

Her second short story, ‘Sunny The Indian Datsun’ is published in Refugees and Peacekeepers: A Patrician Press Anthology (2017). Buy your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0993494560/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=0993494560&linkCode=as2&tag=wershacouk-21

‘Living History’ is a short story published in My Europe – A Patrician Press Anthology in 2018 as a response to Brexit. The comedic story follows a day in the life of a British Asian actor working as various famous characters Asian female characters in European history at a re-enactment museum.  You can buy your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1999703006/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_K3nLCbQDMXD21

‘This is Earth’ was published in March 2019 and is another comedy story about an alien from the planet Zerg who comes to Earth as rescue worker to try and sort out various issues with gender inequality including rape culture.  You can buy your copy here:

NON-FICTION

Wersha has a narrative non-fiction book in progress exploring female spirituality and meaningfulness in the 21st century.

PLAYS (RADIO & STAGE) 

Wersha has written two plays.

Her first full length play : I Go Home Now’ was staged by Kali Theatre (London) in October 2017 at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London. It was directed by Rosamunde Hutt (Love, Bombs & Apples and Pursued By A Bear Theatre) and starred Harmage Singh Kalirai (https://m.imdb.com/name/nm0435877/filmotype/actor?ref_=m_nmfm_1)  and Shireen Farqhoy (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3071308/).

Wersha is currently working on researching and developing her second play.

CREATIVE WRITING (LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, TEACHING & TUTORING)

Wersha heads up creative writing workshops for schools and organisations including disadvantaged communities and arts organisations. She lectures in journalism at Birmingham City University,  creative writing, narrative non-fiction and media. Please email wersha@wersha.co.uk or contact via LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/wersha-bharadwa)  to book  lectures, workshops and seminars in the UK and abroad.