Owning the Narrative: Poetry Writing Workshop with Koleka Putuma

Owning the Narrative: Poetry Writing Workshop with Koleka Putuma Sunday 30 June, Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay Bristol, BS1 4QA 14:00 – 16:00 FREE: Registration required This workshop explores ideas and questions around narratives, their creation and consumption.  Examining ideas of…

Back Home by Liz Mytton

Back Home by Liz Mytton Monday 1 July, Wickham Theatre, Cantocks Close, Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UP 19:00 – 22:00 £8 / £6 Bristol-based theatre company Amelia’s Garden produce a one-off staged reading of a powerful new drama by Bristol-based…

Supa Modo (12A)

Supa 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…

#EastAfricaArts Scoping Trip: Africa Writes visits Kigali

In March 2019 Africa Writes festival co-producers, Caitlin Pearson and Marcelle Akita, travelled to Rwanda and Kenya on a scoping trip funded by British Council to connect with literature professionals. This trip was especially important for this year’s festival programme,…

A Life Transcending Borders: The Legacy of Margaret Busby OBE

A Snapshot of Margaret Busby’s Illustrious Career Born in Accra to parents of Bajan, Trinidadian and Dominican origin, and educated in London University, Margaret Busby’s legacy certainly transcends borders. In the 1960s,  became Britain’s youngest and first black female book…