The Amplify Project, is a new podcast to celebrate and highlight Black British writers, across stage, page and screen in Britain in their own words – Launching Monday 4th October. With Black History Month starting now in October, I thought this could be of interest to you.
The new podcast series – hosted by award-winning writers; playwright, author and director, Patricia Cumper MBE and writer and creative producer, Pauline Walker – explores the backgrounds and ideas of some of Britain’s most influential and innovative writers, their inspirations and the art and craft. Every fortnight, a different guest will discuss their own unique experience of growing up in Britain, being an author, and deep dive into the topics that impacted their lives and their writing, and what it really means to be a Black and British writer and how it has impacted their writing, if at all.
Guests on the podcast include Alex Wheatle MBE (author of Brixton Rock and profiled in Steve McQueen’s award-winning BBC drama Small Axe), Colin Grant (author of Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey and His Dream of Mother Africa and Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation), Diana Evans FRSL (London based award-winning, bestselling author), Hafsa Zayyan (author of We Are All Birds of Uganda and winner of Stormzy’s inaugural #Merky Books new writers’ prize), and more.