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A Masterclass in Understanding Diversity

A Masterclass in Understanding Diversity

It seems particularly appropriate to be talking about this workshop right now, in Black History Month. Having said that, our festival isn’t until early November, but this is a topic that’s relevant not just during one month, but all the time.

Today, more than ever, writers seek to appreciate and understand diversity and its impact. This workshop provides an unparalleled masterclass. Louisa has written extensively about ethnically diverse history and rural racism, and works as an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion consultant. She is a sought-after speaker and trainer on rural racism, black history, and mental health.

Louisa Adjoa Parker is a writer and poet of English-Ghanaian heritage who lives in south west England. Her first poetry collections were published by Cinnamon Press, and her third, How to wear a skin, was published by Indigo Dreams. Her debut short story collection, Stay with me, was published in 2020 by Colenso Books. Her poetry pamphlet, She can still sing, will be published by Flipped Eye in June 2021, and she has a coastal memoir forthcoming with Little Toller Books.

Louisa’s poetry and prose has been widely published. She has been highly commended by the Forward Prize; twice shortlisted by the Bridport Prize; and her grief poem, Kindness, was commended by the National Poetry Competition 2019. She has performed her work in the south west and beyond and has run many writing workshops.