Talawa has a history of nurturing and collaborating with outstanding writers such as Michael Bhim, Roy Williams, Derek Walcott, Jackie Kay, Trish Cooke and Malorie Blackman. We are now developing the next generation of Black British writers such as Arinze Kene, Somalia Seaton, Theresa Ikoko and Inua Ellams and becoming:

  • A home for Black British talent
  • A space in which unheard voices can first be heard and
  • An influential player in shaping a diverse future for British theatre.

Talawa's Literary Department is led by Literary Associate Jane Fallowfield.

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