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This panel is both a continuation of, and a response to, the "Race & Poetry in Scotland" discussion held at the RAPAPUK conference in October 2018:

Four poets will share their thoughts in relation to the current poetry climate in Scotland and the UK. Our discussion will highlight the experiences of BAME writers creating in predominantly white spaces. Although the event will focus on the lived experiences and personal narratives of our speakers, some specific questions we might address include: presenting to predominantly white audiences; the absence of racial discourse in academic and non-academic spaces; the accessibility and availability of creative resources; and diversity in publishing. Our discussion will largely focus on what projects and opportunities our panellists have started and/or participated in, how BAME writers might get involved, and what future innovations can be developed and led by poets of colour in Scotland.

The discussion will be introduced with a poetry reading from each of our wonderful panellists, and followed by a wine reception. 

Books and pamphlets will be for sale!

We're very pleased to feature: Hannah Lavery, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, Jyothis Padmanabhan (Joe with the Glasses), and Zein Hussein Sa'dedin. Bios coming soon.

Please register for this FREE event here: