Bare Lit Festival: Building a Community

Bare Lit Festival‘s aims are to counteract the trend of equating literary merit with whiteness by highlighting the amazing variety of work currently being produced by Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) writers. That’s why we put together an exciting programme of performances, panels and conversations like ‘What does liberation in literature look like?’, ‘Second… Read More

Courttia Newland on Finding the Way: Voice and the Writer of Colour

Courttia Newland grants us special access into his manifesto of exploring fictional voice and celebrating self-expression in the work of British writers of colour. Keynote speech sponsored by The Royal Literary Fund at the inaugural Bare Lit Festival It could be argued that when a child is born, it has a voice. Of course, it’s… Read More