Those who love literature and the arts won’t want to miss out on the 8th National Black & Asian Writers conference, taking place on Saturday 8th October in Manchester. 

Hosted by leading writing development agency, Cultureword, the conference is open to anyone with an interest in Black & Asian writing and publishing. 

This informative and exciting day will provide eight panels featuring thirty five writers making waves in their fields. Within a broad theme of nation and belonging, panellists will discuss topics such as contemporary Britain’s theatre landscape; the representation of mental health in writing; racism, writing and resistance; the second digital wave and many others.

 Panellists range from crime fiction specialists, experts in writing around mental health, Afrofuturists, radical, socially engaged writers, thought-provoking poets as well as a host of visual and digital artists. Responding to demand at our last conference, we have allowed plenty of time between panels for networking and informal chats and there will be volunteers on hand to escort you from one venue to another to make sure you don’t miss out on any panel you want to catch.

The conference takes place on Saturday 8th October 2016 from 10.00 am – 5.30 pm at three locations in Manchester City Centre, Mad Lab, Chapter One Books and Central Library.

The closing entertainment will take place at Contact Theatre at 7.00 pm with renowned poet and author Lemn Sissay headlining an evening of performance and poetry centred around themes of adoption.

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