Description: One of our longest-running writers’ workshops, Identity is a group where people from Global Majority communities (ie, African, Caribbean, Southeast, South, East Asian, Middle Eastern Diaspora communities, as well as Indigenous communities) can share creative writing, discuss literature and learn about opportunities and events. Identity has long played a key role in nurturing black and Asian writers based in Manchester and in the north of England with a particular focus on spoken word poetry and short fiction, as well as long fiction, creative memoir and creative nonfiction.

The group is facilitated by Commonword’s Co-Artistic Director Dr Peter Kalu

When: Wednesdays 6.30pm-8.45pm

Where: Currently online via Zoom

How to sign-up: If you are a black or Asian writer interested in joining this group, go to the Facebook page or e-mail


Watch the launch of Loose Connections, featuring performances from Identity writers and a brief history of the group:

    • Listen to Identity’s new publication “Loose Connections”

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