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Literary Natives: Literature, Art, and Transnational Identities


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Literary Natives curates events to celebrate and discuss writers of colour, literature, and the road to becoming a published author. The third event will take place at the Migration Museumin Lambeth, a museum dedicated to showcasing Britain’s history of migration. This event will be part of the nationwide programme of events for Refugee Week 2018.

– The day start off with a panel discussion with three authors followed by a Q&A.

– There will be a cake and coffee break for attendees to network after the Q&A.

– We will then listen to readings and performances by poets and storytellers.

– The day will allow plenty of time for attendees to view the museum’s permanent collection and to view our own display of artwork on Dreams and Transnationality by five chosen artists.

– At the end, attendees are will get the chance to write their migration story on postcards to display in the museum. As usual, there will be a book giveaway competition based on online interaction using our hashtag #LiteraryNativesLive.

The panel

Saeida Rouass is of Moroccan heritage, born and raised in London. She spent ten years working internationally as a trainer and project manager for various charities and NGOs. She currently works within international development and security with a focus on the Middle East & North Africa, and Morocco in particular. She is the author of Eighteen Days of Spring in Winterand Assembly of the Dead. She is currently working on Library of Untruths, set in 1912 Fes, when Morocco became a French Protectorate and the sequel to Assembly of the Dead.

J. Anthony Vassel is the author of ‘The Curious Mr Gahdzooks and his Cautionary Tales for Naughty Children.’ He is also the Creative Director and Scriptwriter for London based media company, Dare Arts Society. J.Anthony Vassell, better known as Julian Vassel, has enjoyed writing for as long as he can remember. He studied at Identity Drama School and also has a passion for acting.

MS Karamat is an arts curator, photographer and arts & culture writer from London. She has written forThe Hollywood Reporter, Rankin’s Hunger Magazine, Film 3Sixty, The Times and more. Currently she is developing a high profile international two part book project titled Fear & Memory, a collection of 50 interviews & Photographs.This project brings together the established and emerging cultural figures of our time from Music, Film, Photography and Contemporary Art to tell us what it means, for them, to be fearless and unapologetic at a time that is leading us to be fearful of everything and everyone.

Migration Museum at The Workshop
26 Lambeth High Street

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Event date: 24/06/2018
Open from 12:30 to 16:30

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