Tjawangwa Dema: The Careless Seamstress

Tjawangwa Dema: The Careless Seamstress Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Rd, Bristol BS2 8YH 18:45 – 19:30 FREE Winner of the 2018 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry, Bristol-based Motswana poet Tjawangwa Dema launches her new collection The…

We The Archive: An Evening of Poetry and Music

We The Archive: An Evening of Poetry and Music Saturday 29 June, Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Rd, Bristol BS2 8YH 20:00 – 23:00 £5 Poetry is memory.  Poetry is now. Poetry is knowledge. Poetry is us. Immerse yourself…

Owning the Narrative: Poetry Writing Workshop with Koleka Putuma

Owning the Narrative: Poetry Writing Workshop with Koleka Putuma Sunday 30 June, Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Rd, Bristol BS2 8YH. 14:00 – 16:00 FREE: Registration required This workshop explores ideas and questions around narratives, their creation and consumption….

Caine Prize Writers in Conversation with Nikesh Shukla

Caine Prize Writers in Conversation with Nikesh Shukla Saturday 30 June, Waterstones, 11A, Union Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XD. 18:00 – 19:30 £8 / £6 This year the Caine Prize for African Writing marks its 20th anniversary, celebrating two decades…

Back Home by Liz Mytton

Back Home by Liz Mytton Monday 1 July, Wickham Theatre, 62 Corkscrew Hill, West Wickham BR4 9BA 19:00 – 21:00 £8 / £6 Bristol-based theatre company Amelia’s Garden produce a one-off staged reading of a powerful new drama by Bristol-based…

Super Modo (12A)

Super Modo (12A) Tuesday 2 July, The Cube, Dove Street South, Kingsdown, Bristol, BS2 8JD 19:15 – 21:30 £8 / £6 Directed by Likarion Wainaina, Germany / Kenya 2018, 74 minutes, Certificate: 12A Swahili, Kikuyu, English with English subtitles Jo,…

Namwali Serpell: The Old Drift

Namwali Serpell: The Old Drift Wednesday 3 July,  Waterstones, 11A, Union Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XD 19:00 – 20:00 £8 / £6 Described by Salman Rushdie as a ‘dazzling debut’, award-winning writer Namwali Serpell reads from and discusses her new…

No Bindings Sandbox: Come Play!

No Bindings Sandbox: Come Play! Africa Writes 2019 Bristol, Various locations Creative Bristol-based publisher No Bindings are pitching up at Africa Writes Bristol to invite attendees to come and play with a new WhatsApp-based interaction we’re developing. Look out for…

Stories of the Windrush Children

Stories of the Windrush Children Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff with Kemi Alemoru and Sharmaine Lovegrove Thursday 4 July, Waterstones, 11A, Union Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XD 19:00 – 20:00 £8 /£6 In a new collection of essays Mother Country, award-winning writer and editor…

Our Bodies Speak Poetry: Meet the Poets

Our Bodies Speak Poetry, our first headline event, is set to be an exciting evening filled with awe-inspiring storytelling, and a poetical exploration into our relationship with the (physical, political, and fantastical) body. The evening will open with a dance…