Writing the Diaspora, A Conversation

Join Arachne Press poets to talk about diaspora experience and the power and significance of creative response

Tickets free/donation/with book

Chaired by Nikita Chadha, our panel will include Alex Williams, Gita Ralleigh, Seni Seneviratne, Des Mannay, Marina Sánchez and Catherine Okoronkwo. The panel will consider questions such as: How important is your diaspora identity to your writing? and As a writer, where do you feel like you belong?

This is an open event – we want to hear your voices too and there will be plenty of break-out and Q and A time, to encourage you to share your thoughts, reflections and experiences – and, if you would like, to write about them.

Different breakout rooms will allow time for shared conversation and deeper exploration of the ideas raised by the panel or provide an opportunity to attend a short writing session/ workshop.

This is an online event on Zoom. We will use auto captions.

 

Saturday at Greenwich Book Festival

Greenwich Book Festival kicks off on Friday, and we are joining in for an hour at 10am on Saturday morning. Blink and you’ll miss us! Tickets for our event are free but you do need to book

Editors Kam Rehal, Rosamund Davies and Cherry Potts will be discussing putting together Story Cities, from initial idea, through first meeting, call out, story decisions, design issues and even printing!

If you’ve ever wondered what goes into making a book, this is for you. If you just like the sound of this particular book, we will in the course of our discussion illustrate with readings.

Todays Arrivals by Rosamund Davies
The Heart of the City By Emma Lee
Foundation Myth by Cherry Potts
Slim Odds by Laura Besley
Backwater by David Mathews
Lost and Found by Catherine Jones