Evaristo to launch centre for black and Asian writers

Evaristo to launch centre for black and Asian writers

Author Bernardine Evaristo is to launch The British Centre for Black and Asian Writers in the coming month.

The centre will be an archive and a resource “established for the advancement of education in the arts and to promote racial equality and diversity”.

The launch of the centre was announced by coach Mel Larsen at Spread the Word and Words of Colour’s Writing the Future event.

The centre, said Larsen, will be “the first major centre and website to be dedicated to Britain’s writers of colours”.

It will organise public events, “initiate and disseminate research, monitor developments in publishing and the media, provide information, and develop collaborations that foster and exchange knowledge, ideas and creative projects”.

Evaristo is the author of a number of books including Mr Loverman (Hamish Hamilton).