Megaphone: Introducing New Voices of Colour in Children’s and Teen Literature

Megaphone: Introducing New Voices of Colour in Children’s and Teen Literature

14 Mar 2017, 11:30 - 12:30

Children's Hub (1F11)

Language:
English

For the past year, the Megaphone writer development scheme has been mentoring new writers from ethnic minority backgrounds, as they write their first novel for children and teenagers. Join us to discover exciting new writing for children and teenagers from BAME voices, celebrate their achievements and engage in enthusiastic discussion about how best we can grow a truly inclusive children’s literature in Britain.  We are generously supported by Arts Council England, the Publishers’ Association, Melissa Cox and Writing West Midlands.

 

Contributors

  • Tina Freeth

    Speaker

    Megaphone participant 2016-2017

    Tina Freeth is a British-born Chinese Brummie. She writes flash fiction, short stories and is currently working on her first novel for teens...

  • Danielle Jawando

    Speaker

    Megaphone participant 2016-2017

    Danielle Jawando is an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is also writer-in-residence with New Writing...

  • Nafisa Muhtadi

    Speaker

    Megaphone participant 2016-2017

    Nafisa lives and writes in the Black Country.  She graduated with Distinction in 2014 with an MA in Writing from Birmingham City University.  She was...

  • Avantika Taneja

    Speaker

    Megaphone participant 2016-2017

    Avantika Taneja has long been on a quest for ‘home’, a desire to privilege roots over the routes that defined her childhood and young adulthood. She...

  • Leila Rasheed

    Chairperson

    Director

    Megaphone Writer Development Scheme

    Leila Rasheed is a children’s author, published primarily by Usborne and Disney-Hyperion USA. She teaches creative writing at all levels including...

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