Fierce, Fearless, Free: A reading and Q&A with Dean Atta

For Book Week Scotland 2020, Glasgow Zine Library welcomes award-winning poet, Dean Atta for for a Q&A and a reading from his book, 'The Black Flamingo'.

Fierce, Fearless, Free: A reading and Q&A with Dean Atta

About Fierce, Fearless, Free: A reading and Q&A with Dean Atta

Dean Atta was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. His debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. His Young Adult novel in verse, The Black Flamingo, won the 2020 Stonewall Book Award, and was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, YA Book Prize and Jhalak Prize. Dean is based in Glasgow, and is Co-director of Scottish BAME Writers Network. You can find him on Twitter @DeanAtta.

In this very special online event, Dean will be reading from his stunning, debut verse novel ‘The Black Flamingo’ followed by a Q&A. Tickets are available on a pay-what-you-can basis.

To help you get your hands on a copy of The Black Flamingo, we have teamed up with Category Is Books to offer home delivery of this fantastic novel. Please select the book as an add-on during your ticket purchase*. The first 20 orders will receive a copy signed by Dean himself!

Audience members will be invited to ask questions during the event but if you would like to submit questions in advance, please email us at glasgowzinelibrary@gmail.com.

This event will have BSL interpretation and live captioning.

*All book orders will be fulfilled after the event. Please email glasgowzinelibrary@gmail.com for more information.

Access information for this event
This event is for ages 16+ and will be held online. You will need a good internet connection and a laptop/computer/mobile device to join us.

Access links will be sent to attendees in advance of the event. For any technical problems, please email glasgowzinelibrary@gmail.com

If you have any specific access requirements please indicate when reserving a ticket and we will do our best to meet any requests within our limited budget. We are more able to meet requests made at least two weeks in advance. Events may be recorded for access reasons.

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Our ticket sales go towards running our spaces and supporting DIY makers. If you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please contact us to let us know here: glasgowzinelibrary@gmail.com

All events will adhere to our safer spaces policy, which you can learn about here.

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