Writing the stories of the Windrush legacy: A course of four writing workshops with experienced tutors for you to put your story into words. Free of charge to those on low incomes.

Do you want to write your own history, or that of your family or local community, but don’t know where to start?

Do you want the help of two authors who can help you learn writing and researching techniques
and give constructive feedback?

Do you want to produce a piece of writing which you can read out to others?

Then this is the writing series for you.


Junction 3 library, Bristol


1.30 – 4.30pm
Friday 16th, Saturday 17th,
Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th
November 2018

Who can participate?

This course of workshops is open to all. We particularly welcome older participants and those from the UK’s black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.


This exciting course of writing workshops is available on a first come first served basis at the subsidised cost of £20 (£5 per workshop).

The workshops are free to over 60s, full time students and those on low incomes, who
will be charged a £20 refundable deposit to book their place – please state that you are low-income status when you book.

The deposit is refundable on attendance, subject to suitable evidence of low income status.
If you do not attend, we reserve the right to retain your deposit.


You can book your place by visiting ANY Bristol library or online, via Eventbrite.

Current UK government guidelines suggest that low-income (household) equals 60% of the median household income. According to the latest figures this would put the national low-income threshold at roughly £16,200, with the London low-income threshold £23,000 and below.

When attending the workshop, please bring supporting documents with you. These include one of the following. Proof of:
– Job seeker’s allowance
– Working tax credits
-Disability benefit
– Income support
-Student status
-Over 60 status

Colin Grant is a historian and author whose books include Negro with a Hat, a biography of Marcus Garvey. He says of his memoir of Caribbean family life in 1970s Luton, Bageye at the Wheel, “If we don’t tell these stories they’ll disappear”. Grant has written numerous BBC radio documentaries, writes for The Guardian and is an experienced creative writing tutor.

Edson Burton is a writer, historian and programmer, who also writes for radio, theatre and screen. He is an active member of the programming and curatorial collective Come the Revolution and a regular commentator on local and national radio and television. Edson is a founder member of LGBT group Kiki Bristol.

Edson combines work at the Trinity art centre with working across Bristol’s cultural sector on a range of projects. His academic specialisms include Bristol and the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Black History in the USA.

Download our flyer here.