Literature

Afternoon Tea with Dean Atta: 10 December @ 14:30 – 15:15 GMT

Programme

Grab a cuppa and get to know writer and poet Dean Atta in conversation with SoA’s Membership Manager, Nadia Bonini. Their last Afternoon Tea of 2020 – Dean talks poetry, offers insights into his work and creative routine, and how he is adapting to life online.
  • 2 minutes – Welcome from Nadia Bonini, SoA’s Membership Manager
  • 5-10 minutes – Introduction from Dean Atta for a glimpse into his creative routine
  • 10 minutes – Advice for authors on staying creative and connected
  • 5 minutes – Dean Atta will read an extract from The Black Flamingo
  • 10-15 minutes – Q&A from audience

If you would like to send questions for Dean Atta in advance, email Nadia Bonini with ‘Dean Atta – Question’ in the subject header. We will prioritise questions sent in advance and try to answer as many as we can from the audience on the day.

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The line-up

Dean Atta – Writer, Poet

Dean Atta was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. His debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. He has a Philosophy and English BA from the University of Sussex and a Writer/Teacher MA from Goldsmiths, University of London. His debut novel, The Black Flamingo, was awarded the 2020 Stonewall Book Award and shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, YA Book Prize and Jhalak Prize. Dean is based in Glasgow and is Co-director of the Scottish BAME Writers Network. 

Nadia Bonini – SoA Membership Manage


Booking

All SoA @ Home Afternoon Teas are free to everyone but, if you can afford it, we recommend a minimum £5 donation to the Authors’ Contingency Fund to help us support authors facing financial hardship during the health crisis. CLICK HERE TO DONATE

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