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To Read – A night of Black Queer Literature

Thursday 18 July

RWA

6.30pm

£6.50

Rating: 16+

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 Kiki Bristol’s final celebratory event.

Kiki Bristol was created for Queer, Trans, Intersex, Black People & People of Colour (QTIBIPOC) to connect – along with their friends, family and supporters.

For their final event, join award-winning writers: Travis Alabanza, Dr Okechukwu Nzelu and Jackson King hosted by Kiki’s Dr Myles-Jay Linton. The event will end with social time and music provided by DJ and Kiki Co-founder Devolicious.

Kiki events centre QTIBIPOC however all are welcome to attend.

Kiki Bristol will present an evening of readings and literature, with space for people to listen, reflect and connect.

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Travis Alabanza is an award-winning writer and theatre maker. Their book None of the Above won the Jhalak literary prize, Somerset Maugham award and was listed in TIME Magazines top 100 books of 2023.

Jackson King is a cultural troublemaker, writer and journalist. As a Bajan-Jamaican, a trans man, a bisexual, and a BDSM practitioner born in ‘babylon’ (Britain), his work aims to build and destroy. Disrupting empire logics, cisheteropatriarchy and the politics of purity – while nurturing Black, queer and kink-affirming cultures, King’s work has appeared across the BBC, The Guardian, The iPaper, PinkNews, Metro, Dope Black Queers, Gender Reveal and more.

Dr Okechukwu Nzelu is a Manchester-based writer. In 2015 he was the recipient of a Northern Writers’ Award. His debut novel, The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, won a Betty Trask Award. His second novel, Here Again Now, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Encore Award, the Polari Prize, the Jhalak Prize and the Diverse Book Awards. He is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Lancaster University.

The evening will be hosted by Kiki’s Dr Myles-Jay Linton and music will be provided by Kiki co-founder DJ Devolicious. The event will also include a facilitated panel discussion with the performers.

You are welcome to join – whether you identify as an LGBT+ person of colour or not.