Black Women Write Now 

Back in February we were delighted to ask Désirée Reynolds to curate a strand of events for the festival focussing on the voices of black women. Here is a statement from Désirée and a list of the events to look out for:

“I needed to celebrate, to look up for a moment and revel in what was happening with Black Women’s writing. No one could’ve predicted it. Black Women’s Writing is undergoing unprecedented exposure and being here now, compared to even five years ago is to look
at this brilliant, vibrant, eclectic landscape in awe. I wanted to honour this moment. 

So here is only a small portion of what I think shows us, as readers and writers where we are. Poetry, fiction, lifestyle, journalism, short story. It was a joy to do this, to contact some sheroes of mine, acquaintances and close friends, perhaps a first for an event in the North, I’m grateful they said yes. We curate community.”

Désirée Reynolds curator Black Women Write Now Strand 

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Tues 13 Oct 6pm

Loud Black Girls – Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené in conversation with Sharna Jackson

Sat 17 Oct        11am

Write Now – Creative Writing Workshop with Yvonne Battle-Felton

Tues 20 Oct 7.30pm

I’m Not Your Baby Mother – Candice Brathwaite in conversation with Désirée Reynolds

Thurs 22 Oct 6pm

Poetry and Prose – Selina Nwulu , Keisha Thompson and Irenosen Okojie  

Sat 31 Oct 6pm

Kit de Waal In conversation with Désirée Reynolds

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