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Agency for writers of colour expands to Bristol

KEY: Words of Colour's Heather Marks

WORDS OF Colour, a creative communications agency that develops and promotes writers of colour, has expanded regionally, setting it sights on Bristol.

There work will be curated by their content and events coordinator Heather Marks, who has relocated from the organisation’s London base to Bristol.

Introducing the work Words of Colour has been doing since 2006, Marks says the organisation “aims to facilitate, develop and inspire writers and creatives of colour to fully express their authentic selves, and to develop new and inclusive models of creativity, entrepreneurship and wellbeing to allow their voices and ideas to be heard.

“Writers and creatives are a part of society so a significant driver for us is to reshape the single narrative that misrepresents culturally diverse communities and minimises the importance of intersectionality.

“This is why we believe in cultivating writers, artists and creatives, and developing sustainable relationships (and brands) for social impact, from creating spaces for readers and aspiring writers to engage with emerging and mid-career writers, publishers and agents; developing programmes, masterclasses and events for writers to develop their craft, and campaigning for greater inclusion and more writers and creatives of colour to be visible and successful, with a wider range of stories, on all platforms, that reflect reality.”

For more information on Words of Colour including the Twenty in 2020 initiative (deadline August 31), visit www.wordsofcolour.co.uk/

Read Marks full interview with Bristol 247 here

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