Writing the stories of the Windrush legacy

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Junction 3 Library

138b Lower Ashley Road

Bristol

BS5 0YN

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Writing Windrush and other stories:A course of four writing workshops with experienced tutors for you to put your story into words. Free of charge.


Do you want to write your own history, or that of your family or local community, but don’t know where to start?

Do you want the help of two authors who can help you learn writing and researching techniques and give constructive feedback?

Do you want to produce a piece of writing which you can read out to others?

Then this is the writing series for you.

The workshops take place in two blocks during March 2019: 1st and 2nd March and 8th and 9th March.

Participation in the whole series is encouraged.

Who can participate?

This course of workshops is open to all. We particularly welcome older participants and those from the UK’s black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.


Cost

The course is avaialble free of charge.


About the tutors

Colin Grant is a historian and author whose books include Negro with a Hat, a biography of Marcus Garvey. He says of his memoir of Caribbean family life in 1970s Luton, Bageye at the Wheel, “If we don’t tell these stories they’ll disappear”. Grant has written numerous BBC radio documentaries, writes for the Guardian and is an experienced creative writing tutor.

Edson Burton is a writer, historian and programmer, who also writes for radio, theatre and screen. He is an active member of the programming and curatorial collective Come the Revolution and a regular commentator on local and national radio and television. Edson is a founder member of LGBT group Kiki Bristol.

Edson combines work at the Trinity art centre with working across Bristol’s cultural sector on a range of projects. His academic specialisms include Bristol and the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Black History in the USA.


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138b Lower Ashley Road

Bristol

BS5 0YN

United Kingdom

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