Word of Colour
June 26th, 2018

Joy Francis is in no doubt why Nottingham playwright Mufaro Makubika's play Shebeen won the Alfred Fagon...

June 22nd, 2018

Dion Boucicault’s 1859 play The Octoroon has been adapted and reworked by American playwright Branden Jacob-Jenkins. Taking...

June 19th, 2018

Heather Marks explains why she is impressed with award-winning playwright Anna Deavere Smith's return to the London...

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The Black Love Project

The first project of its kind in the UK explores Black British relationships from parental love to romantic love relationships, and how black love is portrayed in the media. It was conceived by Words of Colour in partnership with Patsy Isles (Write on Track), and is produced in partnership with AMC Media.

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Testimonials

  • Words of Colour have continued to prove that they are both a necessary and vital mechanism in supporting the development of BAMER writers. The strategic ambitions of the organisation to work across literature and other art forms feels like an exciting development and one that I am certain will help write a new chapter in the company’s history. Executive director Joy Francis is an exemplary leader who is respected by her peers and contemporaries for her vision and tenacity. Madani Younis, Artistic Director, Bush Theatre
     
  • Although 'diversity' is currently a hot topic within publishing circles, with major publishers such as Penguin Random House looking at how it can improve diversity within its own business, it is important to note that Words of Colour, through its programmes and surrounding activity, had long been championing the work and careers of diverse writers and paved the way for this activity to be initiated.  Sophie Rochester, CEO and Founder of Yodomo
     
  • Working with Words of Colour has been a dynamic and hugely beneficial experience, especially helping me to engage with new audiences and expand my readership. It is a diverse-led organisation that is committed to using a wide range of strategies, including the digital world, to provide a unique, arts platform to ensure that the voices of writers of colour are represented. Dreda Say Mitchell, Award-winning crime writer, broadcaster and journalist
     
  • Working with Joy and Words of Colour is always a pleasure as I know that the events they deliver for me will always be of the most professional and engaging standard. I look forward to working with them again in the very near future. Top class. Natalie Lewis, Outreach and Development Officer, Hackney Libraries
     
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