Past events

Writing Black Lives, a free, open event at London Metropolitan University, brought together pioneers leading a range of innovative publishing ventures, oral history and research projects which celebrate Black British culture and highlight Black British voices.

The panel was made up of Lemara Lindsay-Prince, commissioning editor of #Merky Books, the publishing imprint launched in 2018 by grime artist Stormzy and Penguin Random House; Magdalene Abraha, creator of A Quick Ting On, the first non-fiction book series dedicated to Black British Culture; and Patrick Vernon, who led the successful campaign for a National Windrush Day, to recognise and honour the enormous contribution of the Windrush generation and their descendants.

Chaired by London Met’s Dr Alya Khan, the event also launched CLiOH in March 2020.