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Bare Lit Festival 2017

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Time 10:00
Date 22/04/17
Price £13
  • Produced by Bare Lit
  • Price £13-£30
  • Get ready for a great line-up of BAME writers
  • Bring along weekend tickets and totes that you got for supporting their indiegogo campaign!
  • Surf to Bare Lit
  • See you at Toynbee Studios

A literature festival celebrating the work of remarkable writers in diaspora.

Founded in 2016 to celebrate the remarkable literature of writers in diaspora, BARE LIT is yet again bringing internationally established and emerging writers based across the UK together to share works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwriting and journalism.

Taking place over two days, the programme features a spectacular range of events including panel discussions on fantastical fiction and magical realism: From Real to Unreal and Back​; Erotic literature: Sexy Times​; histories of culture in diaspora: Letters from Yesterday​; New Print Cultures​; science writing: In Experts We Trust​; and The Art of Editing​, amongst many others.

Speakers include: Robyn Travis (Mama Can't Raise No Man, 2016), Bibi Bakare-Yusuf (Cassava Press), Leone Ross ​(Come Let Us Sing Anyway, 2017), Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay (Panty, 2016), Valisa Iskander (Fixi), Sabrina Mahfouz ​(The Things I Would Tell You, 2017), Lopè Ariyo (Hibiscus, 2017), Ali Bader (Iraq +100, 2016), Angela Saini (Inferior, 2017), Olumide Popoola ​(When We Speak of Nothing, 2017), Wei Ming Kam (BAME in publishing).