Bare Lit 2016 (photo credits: Wasi Daniju) (2016)

Bare Lit 2016 (photo credits: Wasi Daniju) (2016)

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.

February 2016 saw the debut of Bare Lit Festival: a literary festival focused entirely on writers of colour to highlight the amazing work being produced by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers.

That's why we put together an exciting programme of performancespanels and conversations on Second Generation Poets in ExileLiberation in Literature, and (Re)Writing Pasts & Futures, amongst many others.