Welcome to the Black British Book Festival’s groundbreaking initiative! In our unwavering commitment to making literature accessible to all, we are embarking on a transformative summer book tour that will revolutionize the way we connect with readers across the UK.
Picture this: a group of 30 extraordinary Black British authors, including the likes of Joseph Coelho, Derek Owusu, and Jackie Kay, hitting the road from August to October, bringing the magic of storytelling to communities far and wide. But here’s the twist – we’re taking literature out of the traditional confines of libraries and bookstores and venturing into unconventional spaces.
Imagine stepping into your favorite chicken shop, your local hairdresser, or a bustling shopping center, only to find yourself immersed in a vibrant literary pop-up event. This is where the transformative power of words comes to life, transcending boundaries and reaching individuals who may have felt left out by the publishing industry.
We believe in democratizing literature, making it accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or previous encounters with books. By bringing these literary experiences directly to communities historically underserved, we aim to ignite a passion for reading and open doors to new worlds of imagination and knowledge.
Join us on this extraordinary journey as we redefine the way literature is experienced. Discover incredible authors, engage in captivating discussions, and celebrate the joy of reading in unexpected places. Together, let’s break down barriers and create a more inclusive literary landscape for all.
Stay tuned for updates on our exciting summer book tour, and get ready to embark on an adventure where literature meets the pulse of everyday life. The Black British Book Festival is transforming the way we connect, inspire, and bring the joy of reading to communities across the UK
See dates below:
- Peterborough – 5th August 2023
- Luton – 19th August 2023
- Liverpool – 2nd September 2023
- Wolverhampton – 9th and 10th September 2023
- Manchester – 17th September 2023
- Birmingham 22nd September 2023
- Croydon – 30th September 2023