About Us

We are Bare Lit, a literature festival celebrating the work of remarkable writers of colour.

In 2015, the UK's three largest literary festivals featured over 2000 authors. Of those 2000+ authors, only 4% were from Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian or East Asian backgrounds, based on a report published by SPREAD THE WORD.

We are changing that.

Email us: barelitfestival@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @BareLit
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The Team

Henna Zamurd-Butt, Director + Co-founder
Henna runs Media Diversified, writes about food, and has a popup bakery called Sunbakes. She is obsessed with magical realism. Email Henna here.

Mend Mariwany, Director + Co-founder
Mend is a writer, editor and arts programme manager. He currently edits at Skin Deep and is member of the poetry collective Malika’s Kitchen. Mend is working on his first collection of poetry and prose. Email Mend here.

Sabeena Akhtar, Festival Coordinator
Sabeena is a book blogger, researcher and writer and the online library curator for Media Diversified. She currently works at radical non profit publishing house Tilted Axis Press. You can find her on Twitter: @pocobookreader.