Thursday 9th August 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA
If you have an idea that you want to bring to life, or are looking to publish your own non-fiction work, this masterclass will provide you with the tools and knowledge to do so.
Black women today are facing uniquely challenging experiences in all aspects of their lives. Yet when best friends Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené searched for a book that addressed these challenges they realised none existed. So ‘Slay in Your Lane‘ – the lovechild of exasperation and optimism – was born!
From education, to work, to dating, to representation, money and health, this inspirational, honest and provocative book explores the ways in which being black and female affects each of these areas – and offers advice and encouragement on how to navigate them.
Illustrated with stories from Elizabeth and Yomi’s own lives, and from interviews with dozens of the most successful black women in Britain – including Amma Asante, Charlene White, Jamelia, Denise Lewis, Malorie Blackman and Dawn Butler MP.
Spaces Limited. £27 tickets available from eventbrite
Our series of creative writing courses, workshops and masterclasses are designed specifically for Black women and Women of Colour. From the selected texts to the recommended reading, all of our modules and resources are centered around the works of Black women and WoC writers. Each course offers a relaxing and encouraging environment for women to explore their creativity, nurture their writing skills, and network with key people in the industry.
About the Authors:
Yomi Adegoke is an award-nominated journalist and senior writer at The Pool. She writes about race, feminism, popular culture and how they intersect, as well as class and politics. In 2013 she founded Birthday Magazine, a publication aimed at black teenage girls.
Elizabeth Uviebinené a Marketing Manager at a leading global brand. She graduated from Warwick University in 2013 with a Politics and International relations degree and specialises in creating marketing campaigns that are both culturally progressive and commercially impactful.