Press Release: African Literary Evening Event

Accomplish Press

Contact: Mo Ajijola, Head of Marketing and Promotions
Date: 26 September 2014


Dedicated to showcasing the best of established and emerging talented African writers in the UK

Accomplish Press in conjunction with BlackandOutspoken, presents an evening of reading, conversation and inspiration with the best of new generation African Writers. The event will be a mixture of literature, poetry and spoken word performances, as well as a panel to discuss issues relevant to Nigerian/Black British writers in the UK. The panel will consist of well-known and emerging authors, publishers, journalists and poets.

Topics to be discussed include: (i) Making money from Writing: Is it possible to make a living as a writer? (ii) The future of publishing in the UK: is it traditional publishing, self-publishing and collaborative publishing or hybrid publishing, (iii) Beyond print; moving with the digital revolution: ebooks, podcasts, audio books and short films and (iv) Genres: Moving beyond expectations placed on African writing

There will be readings and spoken word performances from Ola Nubi; she will be reading from her soon-to-be published novel, Amanda Epe, Tolulope Popoola, Tundun Adeyemo and other writers. There will be a variety of books for sale, and an opportunity to network and chat with the panel and other guests informally over snacks and drinks in the bar afterwards.

The evening will be held at The Proud Archivist, 2 – 10 Hertford Road, London N1 5ET, which is a lovely modern art gallery, bar and events space in East London. The date is Saturday, 8th November 2014 and time is 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Tickets: Early Bird £5, General £8. All tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite online or bought at the door on the day.

The aim of the event is to bring emerging and established African talents together, and provide an opportunity for writers to meet offline, network and share ideas. It will also be an opportunity for aspiring writers to meet people who are already making progress in their writing careers. We all know this; writing can be a lonely job and it’s important for writers to get out of their heads once in a while and meet other people in their industry. In these days of social media and online interactions, it’s also very important for writers to connect with other people offline as well.

Accomplish Press is always looking out for fresh and inspiring new voices writing for the Black British and African/Diaspora audience and we hope to continue to promote events like this that will serve the best interests of our community and bring our voices out of the background and into the limelight. To find out more, visit our website at or like us on Facebook at

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