The Bookseller and Spread the Word are backing a major new research project into how publishers can work most effectively with writers from minority backgrounds.... Read more
Leodora Darlington, publishing executive at Bookouture, has launched Owned Voices - a creative writing workshop focused specifically on nurturing writing talent from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds... Read more
Spread the Word has been awarded £171,245 by Arts Council England (ACE) for its The Young People’s Laureate Tour 2017-18.
Writer development organisation Spread the Word is launching a new nationwide Life Writing Prize, thanks to a donation from writer Joanna Munro and partnership support... Read more
Caleb Femi has been announced as London’s first ‘Young People’s Laureate’ at an event at Penguin Random House headquarters.
Co-founder of Oneworld, Juliet Mabey, and authors A L Kennedy and Irenosen Okojie, have been selected to judge literature development organisation Spread the Word's London Short Story... Read more
“I never call myself a black writer,” author Dreda Say Mitchell has said, as if you “stick black in front of the word writer...you’re defining... Read more
Black and Asian writers are “not allowed to be average”, author Sathnam Sanghera has said. Sanghera, author of the memoir The Boy with the Topknot... Read more
London writer development agency Spread the Word is looking for the next Young Poet Laureate for London. The age range of the Young Poet Laureate... Read more
An “old mono-culture still prevails” in publishing, despite efforts to make the industry more diverse, a new study has claimed. Research for ‘Writing... Read more