A cornerstone of the festival’s B-Lit Programme, the Takeover Challenge gives local students control of a whole day of festival events; they choose the topics, pick the speakers, market the events – and they’re the ones running the show on the day.
Dixons City Academy presents ‘Stereotypes & Superlatives: Minorities in Literature’
Not all stereotypes are negative. Some rely on ‘positive’ attributes: the affluent metropolitan gay man; the ‘liberated’ Muslim woman, their liberation symbolised by an absence of hijab or veil; the black person who excels at sport.
This panel discussion will ask how the publishing industry can improve representations of diverse communities in a more three-dimensional way.
This year we are excited to launch our new B-Lit Programme for young people aged 13 – 18, made possible by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Look out for events marked with the B-Lit stamp as tickets are free for anybody aged 18 or under.