Festival organiser Mend Mariwany

London hosts festival celebrating "writers of colour"

Closing speech Celebrating BAME writers Panel session

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London hosts festival celebrating "writers of colour"

Acclaimed authors, poets and journalists were among the attendees of the first literature festival celebrating "writers of colour".

The Bare Lit Festival, organised by Media Diversified, were held across the last weekend of February in London's Free Word Centre and Betsey Trotwood pub.

The sold out event covered topics such as second generation poets in exile; historical fantasy; speculative fiction; science fiction and autofuturism; identity; idealism; history; racism and love.

The closing speech came from writer Courttia Newland, who gave special access into his manifesto of exploring fictional voice and celebrating self-expression in the work of British writers of colour.

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