Tower Hamlets Book Award

Megaphone director Leila Rasheed’s EMPIRE’S END has been shortlisted for the Tower Hamlets Book Award. Hooray! The book is part of the Voices series published by Scholastic, which explores hidden stories of people of colour in British history. It follows a girl from Leptis Magna in Libya, who makes a dangerous journey with the emperorContinue reading “Tower Hamlets Book Award”

Books for Keeps – worth a read

If you’re interested in race, racism, unconscious bias etc. in children’s literature, Darren Chetty and Karen Sands O’Connor write a must-read column in Books for Keeps . http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/issue/241/childrens-books/articles/beyond-the-secret-garden-classic-literature-and-classic-mistakes

GAP Arts mentoring for young Birmingham theatre writers

GAP Arts is offering mentoring for theatre writers based in Birmingham, ideally Balsall Heath, and aged 18 – 30. This will be a wonderful opportunity for learning, skills development and growth. See below for details and how to apply: 2020 VISION: Young Theatre Writers . https://www.thegapartsproject.co.uk/ The GAP is just embarking on an ambitious andContinue reading “GAP Arts mentoring for young Birmingham theatre writers”

The Carole Blake Open Doors project seeks applications!

Many of the barriers that people of colourĀ  encounter as writers can, in my view, be traced back to the lack of diversity in publishing. Editors of colour are few and far between, and literary agents still fewer and further! The Carole Blake Open Doors project is one example of a literary agency trying toContinue reading “The Carole Blake Open Doors project seeks applications!”

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