Literary Natives curates events to explore and celebrate writers of colour, literature, and the road to becoming a published author.
The day will include an interactive panel of women from a range of disciplines. We will be joined by novelist Patrice Lawrence, playwright and poet Rabiah Hussain, the
Founding Editor of an online literary magazine for African Stories, Nancy Adimora, and the Founding Editor of an online platform for POC in the media, Han Angus.
- Patrice Lawrence is a British writer and journalist, who has published fiction both for adults and children. Her writing has won awards including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Older Children and The Bookseller YA Book Prize. Her latest novel Indigo Donut was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and YA Book Prize.
- Nancy Adimora is the Founding Editor of AFREADA, an online literary magazine featuring short stories from emerging writers across Africa. She is passionate about social innovation and multimedia storytelling in Africa, and works on strategic partnerships as part of the TEDxEuston team.
- Han Angus is the founder and editor in chief of Nerdy Poc, a publication dedicated to representation in media for people of colour. Founded when she was 17, the publication has amassed almost a total of 15,000 followers on twitter and 300,000 views on medium. Han is an aspiring author working on her first collection of short stories set to be released in 2019.
- Rabiah Hussain is a playwright, poet, performer and storyteller. Rabiah is an alumni of the Tamasha Playwrights programme – a writer-led collective with Tamasha Theatre. Rabiah runs Old Brown Last, which showcases the work of British Asian artists. Rabiah’s work explores political, social and cultural issues for people of colour and her writing has been featured in publications such as Burnt Roti Magazine and Galdem Magazine. Her first full-length play, Spun, will be on at The Arcola Theatre in the summer.
The event will also feature:
Performances and readings
Complementary cake and coffee
A book giveaway competition
A chance for writers of colour to network and connect