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Scottish Black Writers Group with Nandi Jola

During Black History Month, we partnered with Scottish BAME Writers Network to launch the Scottish Black Writers Group. The next meeting of the group is set for Thursday 18th February and features writer Nandi Jola.

January 6, 2021

During Black History Month, we partnered with Scottish BAME Writers Network to launch the Scottish Black Writers Group. The next meeting of the group is set for Thursday 18th February and features writer Nandi Jola.

Scottish Black Writers Group is a free writers group facilitated by our Co-Director Dean Atta and in association with Scottish PEN. It is a monthly event open to writers across the UK and Ireland who are Black/from the African diaspora, including people of mixed heritage.

Scottish Black Writers Group is a space to meet, chat, network and talk about the writing life – writers both published and unpublished are welcome to join.

About Nandi Jola

In February we’ll be joined by Nandi Jola. Nandi Jola is a South African-born poet, facilitator, writer, artist and storyteller. She came to Northern Ireland in 2001 and has since worked extensively in the arts. Nandi is a cultural ambassador and works in schools throughout Northern Ireland delivering cultural awareness workshops. In 2018 she co-founded She-Wolf Theatre Collective, following a sold-out performance of “The Vagina Monologues”, giving a platform for female writers and performers and speaking up about issues women face today. Nandi’s one-woman verse performance, “The Journey”, was selected for International Literature Festival Dublin in October 2020. Also in 2020, she facilitated the “SAME/Difference” creative writing and photography project, leading to this online exhibition: https://quotidian.ie/projects/same-difference/

Please be mindful when booking. The Scottish Black Writers Group is for writers based across the UK and Ireland who are Black/from the African diaspora, including people of mixed heritage.