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Literature Works is partnering with South West Library services to launch Word Online - an exciting programme of virtual events in celebration of the work of diverse authors including Black, Asian and minority ethnic, disabled, and LGBT+ writers.

Throughout this tour we want to highlight the power that literature can have in affecting positive change by connecting authors from richly diverse backgrounds with new audiences in the South West.

We will be showcasing the work of disabled authors, writers from LGBT+ communities, and other voices from under-represented groups to broaden shared experience and celebrate the richness of the current literary scene. We also intend this programme to provoke, develop and challenge our readers to confront head-on the issues raised by the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement by exploring the lived experience of Black, Asian and minority people living in Britain today.

The tour will run fortnightly from 15th April – 28th October 2021 from 6 -7 pm. All events will be live -streamed for free via Crowdcast – an online broadcasting platform and are open to everyone. If you are unable to watch the event live on the evening, all events are available to watch on replay for one-month via their event pages. Simply ‘save a seat’ to access the replay at any time post event.

We're pleased to announce the programme of events, which is open for bookings now. Simply click on the links below and 'save a seat'.

You can find the latest updates on the tour on social media #WordOnline.