Coming Out

Dean Atta_ cr. Hussina Raja
When:
February 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
2017-02-25T19:00:00+00:00
2017-02-25T19:30:00+00:00
Where:
London School of Economics
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3LJ
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Royal Society of Literature
020 7845 4679
Coming Out @ London School of Economics | England | United Kingdom

Fifty years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality, Dean Atta, Neil Bartlett and Maureen Duffy talk about how changing attitudes to homosexuality have been reflected in literature and performance. Dean Atta’s debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize and he was named one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. Neil Bartlett is a novelist, theatre-maker and former Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith. He has an honorary doctorate from Oxford Brooks University for his commitment to gay culture and civil rights. Maureen Duffy is a poet, playwright, novelist and Vice President of the RSL. Her novel The Microcosm (1966) is a landmark in lesbian fiction and she was involved in public debate about homosexual law reform. Chaired by theatre agent Mel Kenyon.