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Jacaranda Twenty in 2020 Online Festival

The online festival will explore the Black experience through the work of the authors. Book lovers will be able to attend sessions including ‘Empowering Black women through Romance Writing’, ‘Between Two Worlds: Exploring Mixed-Race Identity’ and ‘The Poets of #TwentyIn2020’.

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Saturday 5th December, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event
  • Reading

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About the Event

The online festival will explore the Black experience through the work of the authors. Book lovers will be able to attend sessions including ‘Empowering Black women through Romance Writing’, ‘Between Two Worlds: Exploring Mixed-Race Identity’ and ‘The Poets of #TwentyIn2020’. There will also be conversations with Stella Oni, the author of Deadly Sacrifice, who’ll discuss being a Black female crime writer and Shola von Reinhold  whose book, Lote, investigates the censoring of Black queer voices in the arts and literature.

The event pays homage to the Twentyin2020 initiative, a first of its kind in the UK. Twenty titles by 20 Black Britons were published by Jacaranda Books in just one year. Covering adult fiction, nonfiction and poetry, the series aims to normalise the presence of diverse literature and to embed the voices of emerging Black authors as valued members of British culture and society.

A portion of the profits from this event will be donated to the event’s charity of choice, Black Cultural Archives (BCA). BCA is the UK’s only heritage centre dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain.

The event is produced by Jacaranda Books - a leading independent publisher - in collaboration with bespoke live events producer FANE and boutique marcomms and talent management agency TGRG.

The standard ‘ticket’ package or 'book' package consists of access to all Jacaranda Twenty in 2020 events. The event will initially be broadcast on 5 December at 18:30 UK time. It will be available to view up to 48 hours after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide.

If you have any questions please email faneonline@fane.co.uk