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Kadija Sesay joins The Reader's Gravity Festival line-up

Peepal Tree poet Kadija Sesay joins SI Leeds Literary Prize Readers’ Choice award-winner Kit de Waal, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Ashleigh Nugent, Hannah Azieb Pool, Jacqueline Roy, Lissa Evans, Judith Bryan, Roosevelt Montas, Katherine May and Tomiwa Owolade, among others at The Reader's Gravity Festival.

Gravity is a festival for our times that fuses great writing with intimate conversations about life’s ups and downs.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Kadija said, 'I think the nation is not hearing enough about Liverpool’s Black history, or more recent lived experiences, from the Black community. I hope by having a fantastic focus on Black writers in the festival, writers will come out, meet us, have a chat and be inspired by our books and our words.'

Whose Stories Matter?
Date: Saturday 1 October 2022
Time: 1pm
Venue: Online & at Calderstones Mansion House, Calderstones Rd, Liverpool L18 3JB, UK
Price: £4.50 - £5.00

We all remember the books we studied in school - Of Mice and Men, anyone?  

But who decides which books are thought of as the ‘classics’?  

In this event, Kadija Sesay will be talking about how we decide which books are remembered, taught and celebrated throughout history.  

Expect to leave feeling inspired and energised, as Kadija shares her expertise on how we might begin to make our bookshelves reflective of the society we live in. 

This event is curated by Hannah Chukwu, series editor of Black Britain: Writing Back.

Read more at The Reader's Gravity Festival website.

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