Festival Panel Discussions (2020-21)

‘Black Queer Fictions and Selves’ – Thursday 29th April at 5pm with Shantel Edward (chair), Paul Mendez and Michael Donkor. To watch a recording of that click here!

‘Supporting Diverse Creative Voices’ – Thursday 20th May at 1pm. This panel discussion brings together people from publishing, the arts and cultural industries to consider how to best support creative voices from under-represented and diverse backgrounds. Joining us on the panel are literary agent Suresh Ariaratnam (Sprung Sultan); theatre practitioners Aneesha Srinivasan and Emma Jude Harris (Global Origins); editor Ore Agbaje-Williams (The Borough Press at HarperCollins Publishers); and director of The 87 Press Azad Ashim Sharma. You can find full details and book here: https://bit.ly/3bnZlE3.

‘Black Writers and the Black Archive’ – Monday 24th May at 6pm. Join writer, researcher and organiser Lola Olufemi, academic Eddie Bruce-Jones and writer, archivist and poet Jesse Bernard, to consider the relationships between Black writers and Black archives. You can find full details and book here: https://bit.ly/3o7ANEA.