Thursday 25 January 20187:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Courttia Newland is an acclaimed author and playwright whose debut novel The Scholar: A West Side Story was praised by The Times for 'reflecting Britain from a distinctive and unsentimental perspective'.
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of it's release, we'll be hearing from Newland and a stellar line up of authors and poets – Irenosen Okojie (Butterfly Fish, Speak Gigantular), Alex Wheatle MBE (Straight Outta Crongton, Brixton Rock), Zena Edwards (Healing Pool and Mine 4 Life) and Stephen Thompson (Toy Soldiers, No More Heroes) – who will read from the work of this genius 'chronicler of inner city life'.
On this monumental date we explore the impact of recent events on the civil rights mvmt with Blair Imani & Lee Hawkins.
Join rock star philosopher Michael Sandel & award-winning novelist Elif Shafak for an exclusive free online discussion.