"We're here at #BritLitBerlin to have profound conversations and hear from those that make voices heard through contemporary literature" @RachelLaunay
At the British Council Literature Seminar 2018, gender and sexuality took centre stage
The 33rd British Council Literature Seminar focused on gender, exploring the ways in which issues surrounding, feminism, masculinity and sexuality feature in different genres of contemporary UK writing. Some of the UK's most prominent contemporary authors came to #BritLitBerlin 2018 and thrilled audiences with insightful discussions and readings from their latest works.
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British Council Germany were thrilled to welcome authors Kerry Hudson, Juno Dawson, Monqiue Roffey, Paul McVeigh, poet Nick Makoha and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz. The event was chaired by Bernardine Evaristo, Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London. Equality and diversity sit at the heart of British Council values, and having the opportunity to work with these British writers and present their work to a German, European and global audience on this theme was an enormous privilege.
"We have deepened our understanding of how class, race, sexuality and gender intersect to form multi-layers of identity" @BernadineEvari at #BritLitBerlin