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Hidden Sussex : A new anthology for Sussex (book launch) at DC1

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join our Eastbourne book launch for Hidden Sussex, a new anthology for Sussex.

Writing Our Legacy is thrilled to announce its first print and digital publication, an anthology about the Sussex experience from the Black and ethnic minority perspective. Our aim is to reinvent Sussex Day, which is celebrated in Sussex on 16 June.

The event will feature readings from contributors, music, food and drink refreshment, books for sale, plus the launch of our new alternative Sussex Day flag.

Come help us celebrate the great writing about Sussex!
Organiser: Writing Our Legacy http://writingourlegacy.org.uk/

General admission £5 + booking fee, Concession £3 + booking fee

Books will be for sale (cash & card)

/// About the Hidden Sussex anthology ///

For the Hidden Sussex anthology, we are looking for writing of all kinds – from fiction to poetry, and from prose to memoir – that is inspired by the experience of living, working and playing in Sussex. For us, Sussex stretches across East and West Sussex, from Chichester to Hastings, and from Crawley to Brighton.

Sussex is also a state of mind, encapsulating the famous South Downs, the beaches of the South Coast, the historic villages, or the ever expanding urban populations. Not to mention the rich cultural heritage of our various BME communities and people, from the Beachy Head Lady to contemporary figures such as poets John Agard and Grace Nichols.

The anthology invites writers to capture Sussex from their own personal experience, as well as the history, culture, landscape, food, drink – whatever inspires you to write!

There are no age restrictions and writers of all backgrounds and levels of experience are invited to submit.

The only requirement is that writers are BME/BAME, as follows:
Writing Our Legacy employs MOSAIC’s definition of Black to be ‘Black people’ and ‘mixed-parentage people’ including all those people whose ancestral origins are African, Asian, Caribbean, Chinese, Middle Eastern, North African, Romany, the indigenous peoples of the South Pacific islands, the American continents, Australia and New Zealand.

Our Editors are Umi Sinha, Colin Grant and Dean Atta, working in partnership with Word Factory, New Writing South, Creative Futures, Diversity Lewes, Diverse Crawley, African Night Fever and Brighton & Hove Black History.

The anthology project is supported by Arts Council England, Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex Arts Partnership and Devonshire West Big Local.

We will be running creative writing workshops in 7 locations across Sussex to inspire and support writers before submission opens. Please see our website for more details – http://writingourlegacy.org.uk– or the list below.

The anthology is part of Diverse Sussex, a platform and provocation to champion a shared sense of heritage, diversity & multiculturalism around the BME/BAME experience in East and West Sussex including Brighton.


June 14
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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