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A one-day conference celebrating and exploring Black British Poetry in Performance.

Keynote Speakers
Carolyn Cooper, Professor Emerita
University of the West Indies
Mona, Jamaica
Jay Bernard, Writer and Artist
Berlin and London

Central School of Speech and Drama
University of London
London, UK

Date: Friday 18th November 2022

This conference is a free event with options for remote attendance
Limited travel subsidies are available

The Call for Papers is now open!

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended
New deadline: 15th August 2022

Please see the full call for papers here

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words and a short biographical note (80 words)* to


Dr Deirdre Osborne FRSA 
Goldsmiths, University of London

Dr Emily Kate Timms
University of Vienna

Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE
Principal, Central School of Speech and Drama

Shannon Navarro
Conference Assistant
Central School of Speech and Drama

*With the submission of your proposal you consent that any data you submit will be saved by the organisers until the end of 2022. Your email will be used for the limited purpose of informing you about updates and news relating to the conference and will not be passed on to any third parties.