Black and Asian Writers Conference and Festival 2016

The 8th Black and Asian Writers Conference and Festival will take place on the 8th of October 2016.

Cultureword’s National Black and Asian Writers Conference has been running for 30 years. This conference, the 8th one of it’s kind, will take place on Saturday,  8th October. This year’s Conference includes panels, stalls, performances, interviews, conversations, ruminating, crystal-ball gazing, and an evening festival including a stellar performance from Manchester’s very own Lemn Sissay.
The panels will discuss Afrofuturism, flash fiction, digital and immersive poetry, new directions in theatre and many more, all in a dispersed festival fashion.

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Frankenscience of Poetry

It’s Alive! Frankenscience of Poetry event part of Manchester Science Festival 2014
Working with film-maker Hafsah Naib, poets Sarah Hymas and Helen Clare, young people have engineered their own weird and wonderful science-inspired ‘filmpoems’.

We screened these haunting, hybrid new works, alongside scintillating spoken word by the renowned Young Identity poets with a talk by Professor Jane Gregory from Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and technology (University of Manchester) and scientific poetry from the participants and Helen Clare!

Funding for The Frankenscience of Poetry has been provided by the Clore Duffield Foundation through its Clore Poetry and Literature Awards.

View the film poems created by the participants



1st of November 2pm – 3.30pm Manchester Central Library