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Connor Allen

Poet, playwright, actor, artist, Children’s Laureate Wales 2022-2023

Raymond Antrobus

A multi award-winning poet who has made his life’s work an investigation of missing sound.

Rikki Beadle-Blair

Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE is a writer, director, composer, choreographer, designer, producer and performer working in film, theatre, television and radio.

Valerie Bloom

Valerie Bloom MBE is the author of several volumes of poetry for adults and children, picture books, pre-teen and teenage novels and stories for children.

Jeffrey Boakye

Jeffrey Boakye is a light-footed cultural critic, provocateur, English teacher, writer and user of metaphors.

Sita Brahmachari

An author and activist whose plays and novels highlight the importance of community and human rights.

Yvonne Brewster

Yvonne Brewster cofounded Talawa Theatre Company in 1985. Talawa, a Jamaican word for small but mighty, is a description that fits Brewster perfectly.

Linda Brogan

Linda Brogan is a multi-award winning playwright. She has been resident in the National Theatre, Contact Theatre, Peterborough Maximum Security Prison, Askham Grange Open Prison, and the Whitworth Art Gallery.

Vincent Brown

A historian focused on the African Diaspora, and a documentary film producer

Margaret Busby

A writer, editor, and Britain's first black female publisher

Burt Caesar

An actor, director, radio script writer and consultant

Patricia Cumper

A playwright and theatre director, Patricia Cumper has also adapted novels for radio and television.

Fred D’Aguiar

A poet feeling with his mind to unravel the knots of trans-Atlantic history

Ishy Din

A playwright for radio and theatre

Zena Edwards

Zena Edwards is a multifaceted artist and cultural producer involved in writing and performance for over 25 years, touring globally.

Bernardine Evaristo

A Booker Prize-winning author whose writing and many projects are based around her interest in the African diaspora.

Salena Godden

Salena Godden is one of Britain’s best-loved and foremost poets whose electrifying live performances have earned her a devoted following.

Niven Govinden

Walk, Walk, Walk. Niven Govinden speaks for silenced voices of NY drag queens, the male muse, the toxic teens of suburbia

Colin Grant

Colin Grant is the author of five non-fiction books.

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

An art-armed freedom fighter from Latin America, poet, award-winning author, and philosopher in exile.

Ming Ho

Ming Ho writes for stage, screen, and audio drama.

Peter Kalu

Peter Kalu is always on the side of our humanity as it is expressed in the multiplicity of life, and his attention to the specific and the particular is strong enough to build houses on.


A rapper with a social conscience who writes conscious lyrics.

Meena Kandasamy

A novelist, poet and activist who uses writing to right wrongs in her novels about feminism, the caste system and untouchability, and male violence.

Shamshad Khan

A pioneer in coaching in resilience and creative writing.

Vaseem Khan

Vaseem Khan is the author of the bestselling Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series featuring Indian detective, Ashwin Chopra and his baby elephant sidekick.