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Save the Date: Cultureword’s 9th National Black Writers Conference

Date: Saturday 13th October 2018, 9.30am – 5pm 
Location: Various Northern Quarter venues in Manchester 
Tickets: £20/£15 

Three venues, 12 sessions including panel discussions, readings and workshops, the 2018 Black Writers Conference is for writers and publishers who identify as Black/Asian/BAME/POC.

Covering digital literature, afro-futurism, mental health, crime, developing audiences, self-publishing, activism and the black cultural economy, the conference is a meeting place, a debating ground, and a sharing of experiences.

Whilst there has been an increasing recognition within publishing that more needs to be done to promote black and ‘minority’ voices and perspectives there remains a long way to go. As writers and publishers what can we do to make sure our voices are respected and heard? And what can we do to inspire and support each other? These are some of the questions the conference will be addressing. 

Participating writers and creatives include Rajeev Balasubramanyam, Yvonne Battle-Felton, Maya Chowdhry, Hirohisa Fukada, Nazmia Jamal, Jennifer Makumbi, Anjum Malik, Masimba Musodza, Humaira Saeed and Keisha Thompson

Happening in association with the conference: Over Here Zine Fest, a festival of zines showcasing the work of creatives who identify as Black/Asian/BAME/POC. 

For the full programme and to book your place, visit the conference website.

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