What is the relationship between storytelling, representation and identity? What critical and creative principles, and commercial and educational strategies do we need to diversify the stories we buy, read and tell?
Darren Chetty is a writer, teacher and researcher. He has published academic work on philosophy, education, racism, children’s literature and hip-hop culture. He is a contributor to the bestselling book, The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla and is co-author, with Jeffrey Boakye, of the forthcoming What Is Masculinity? Why Does It Matter? And Other Big Questions. Find Darren on Twitter: @rapclassroom
Yvvette Edwards is the author of the highly praised A Cupboard Full of Coats, long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, short-listed for the Commonwealth Prize, and named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Her novel The Mother (2016) was nominated for the 48th NAACP Image Awards. Find Yvvette on Twitter: @YvvetteEdwards
Sunny is a novelist, journalist, critic, academic and is the co-creator of The Jhalak Prize. Her work includes Amitabh Bachchan, BFI Film Stars (2017) and Hotel Arcadia (2015)
Celebration Week 2019 will see students, staff and studios across The Cass celebrate and share their work in progress with panels of critics and invited guests.
This event is an opportunity for students from studios and units across The Cass to present their work in progress to external experts as well as to each other. This is done through a packed programme of studio-based critics, screenings, events and pop-up shows.