Talawa Writers' Podcast
The Talawa Writers' podcast is here.
Join our Artistic Director Michael Buffong as he chats with writers who have been part of Talawa Firsts. Taking part are Theresa Ikoko, Keisha Thompson, Archie Maddocks and William Nyerere Plastow. There will be more podcasts to come.
This is no dry conversation about technique. These conversations are lively exchanges filled with humour, intelligence and joy about writing, learning, and the journey from page to stage, while maintaining mental health and well being and carrying the burden of representation.
“This industry makes you feel like you’re alone but you’re not”
“Most of writing aint writing; most of writing is thinking”
"It's good to have something to push against ... you need to have that."
Willian Nyerere Plastow
“What is the worst thing? Being boring. 100%. Being boring ... is just like death to me.”
In a wide ranging conversation where Michael spins the wheel, questions are asked and issues discussed; everything from navigating the industry as Black writers, self-care, handling rejection and ‘notes’, to their writing methods, motivations and much more.