Speakeasy with guest writer Louisa Adjoa Parker- an online sharing event

Date: 11th February 2021, Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Location: The Writer’s Block

– Hook Up, Line Up, Speak Up –

Here comes our next Speakeasy session.

*This session will be opened by Louisa Adjoa Parker, poet, short story writer and speaker on rural racism, black history, and mental health, . Louisa  will be giving a live reading and there will be time for Q&A*

Share your work, meet other writers, discover new talent.

Are you a storyteller, poet, fiction writer, comic or perhaps a musician? Well, this is where we want you! Come and experience some of Cornwall’s up-and-coming writing talent. Do you want your ears tickled? Then this is the place to satisfy the need. Have a good listen and discover what else is out there.

A showcase and sharing event for emerging writers. 18+.  Short stories, poetry, song and spoken word.

To share your work contact: [email protected]

To listen, book your place here
This event will be run as an online Zoom meeting.


Louisa Adjoa Parker is a writer of English-Ghanaian heritage who lives in south west England. Her first poetry collection, Salt-sweat and Tears, and pamphlet were published by Cinnamon Press, and her third poetry collection, How to wear a skin, was published by Indigo Dreams.

Louisa’s poetry and prose has been widely published. She has been highly commended by the Forward Prize; twice shortlisted by the Bridport Prize; and her grief poem, Kindness, was commended by the National Poetry Competition 2019. She has performed her work in the south west and beyond, and run many writing workshops.

Louisa has written extensively on black, Asian and ethnically diverse history, and set up the Where are you really from? project. Her short story collection, Stay with me, will be published by Colenso Books in November 2020; and she is writing a coastal memoir, to be published by Little Toller Books in 2021. Louisa also works as an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion consultant, and is co-director of The Inclusion Agency. She is a sought-after speaker on rural racism, black history, and mental health.


Event Details

Date: 11th February 2021
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Merlin Bldg, Cornwall College
TR15 3RD
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