I’ll be speaking at the EWF programme launch in May. It’s a free event but make sure you book a ticket if you’re interested in coming along.
It’s a tough time to be an emerging writer. Cuts to the arts and growing hostility in this uncertain, ‘post-truth’ world are enough to make anyone want to give up writing and become an accountant.
But, more than ever, we need our storytellers. Join us at The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas for the launch of the 2017 Emerging Writers’ Festival program on Tuesday 9 May. In a night of community and solidarity amongst writers hosted by EWF Artistic Director Izzy Roberts-Orr, Julie Koh, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Khalid Warsame will share sincere, silly and surprising stories about what fuels their writing, no matter the obstacles – and no matter the cultural tides running against them. So steady your chattering teeth, and say it with us: everything’s … fine.