Breaking Ground showcase at Mondavi Center, CA – Tuesday 3 May 2016

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Breaking Ground: Black British Writers Showcase at Mondavi Center, Davis

Our big showcase event of the 2016 Breaking Ground Tour comes to California. Join us at the Mondavi Center at the University of California at Davis to see 10 brilliant Black British writers read and perform their work.

From Caryl Phillips to Zadie Smith, there are any number of Black British writers who teach and live in the United States. This inaugural tour attempts to deepen stateside familiarity with the richness and diversity of Black British writers whose work has yet to make an impact with U.S. readers. The 10 writers selected on the tour are as varied as population they are representing, with backgrounds from Britain, the Caribbean and Africa, and work that spans fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism and more. These readings from some of the brightest names on the U.K. literary scene will open eyes to the wealth of talent coming from across the pond.

Event details:


Diran Adebayo – Jay Bernard – Bernardine Evaristo – Gabriel Gbadamosi – Colin Grant – Nick Makoha – Karen McCarthy Woolf – Johny Pitts – Roger Robinson – Warsan Shire

Find out more about the writers – click here >>

Breaking Ground is an ambitious tour of the USA conceived, curated and organised by Speaking Volumes. Focused around the major talent of the UK’s Black British writers, it is an opportunity for some of Britain’s most exciting literary talents to reach the established US book markets and readers… find out more about Breaking Ground here >>

This event is made possible by the support of UC Davis African and African American Studies and the Mondavi Center.

See the event details on the Mondavi Center’s website >>