Writers & Creatives of Colour Social with Katy Massey

  • Online
  • March 20
  • 17:00 - 18:00
Event Website

Join Writing Our Legacy and special guest Katy Massey for an online social and networking event. This is a space for writers and creatives of colour to come together, share experiences and discuss Katy Massey’s latest book Are are we home yet? (Jacaranda, 2020).
The third in a series of monthly socials with special guests, this event is part of a wider digital programme of activity produced by Writing Our Legacy.

Date: Friday 20 March 2021
Time: 5-6pm

Are we home yet? (Jacaranda, 2020) is a moving memoir of a mixed-race woman from a working class community in Leeds and her outspoken French-Canadian mother. Exploring issues of shame, immigration and class, the pair share their stories but struggle to understand each other’s choices in a fast-changing world.

This event will include an open mic where participants are encouraged to read existing or new work. Readers will have 3 minute slots and should register beforehand. If interested please contact:

To join please follow instructions provided in Eventbrite confirmation and reminder emails. If you need help or have any further questions, please contact:mohammed@writingourlegacy.org.uk

Please note: All tickets are non-refundable.

Supported by Arts Council England and Brighton & Hove City Council

About Katy Massey
Katy Massey’s memoir of growing up in Leeds in the 1970s and 1980s , Are we home yet?, was published by Jacaranda in 2020 and in 2019 she contributed to Kit De Waal’s Common People, a collection of working class life writing. She worked as a journalist for many years before completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Newcastle University in 2010. As an editor and project leader she has worked to develop and publish neglected voices. This has resulted in two Arts Council-funded memoir anthologies: Tangled Roots: True Life Stories About Mixed Race Britain, which included contributions from Bernardine Evaristo and Diana Evans, and Who are we now? A collection of true stories about Brexit, with foreword by Blake Morrison.