8 episodes

‘A Literary Salon in Your Living Room’

There are lots of ways to arrive at being a writer. In Black Writers: After Hours we uncover the backstories, creative habits, and outlets of key Global Majority writers. Join Commonword's host and poet, Radhaika Kapur, who will meet with other poets, lyricists, fiction writers and spoken word artists, in a low-key vibe. Think small club in the early hours. Sharing anecdotes, extracts and writing prompts to encourage your creativity, this podcast is a must-listen for literary lovers and emerging writers everywhere.

New episodes released every fortnight
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Website: www.cultureword.org.uk/

Funded by The Space and Arts Council England. Recorded at Silver Lining Music Studios

Black Writers: After Hours Cultureword

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‘A Literary Salon in Your Living Room’

There are lots of ways to arrive at being a writer. In Black Writers: After Hours we uncover the backstories, creative habits, and outlets of key Global Majority writers. Join Commonword's host and poet, Radhaika Kapur, who will meet with other poets, lyricists, fiction writers and spoken word artists, in a low-key vibe. Think small club in the early hours. Sharing anecdotes, extracts and writing prompts to encourage your creativity, this podcast is a must-listen for literary lovers and emerging writers everywhere.

New episodes released every fortnight
Follow us on Instagram & X: @cultureword
Facebook: @culturewordcommonword
Website: www.cultureword.org.uk/

Funded by The Space and Arts Council England. Recorded at Silver Lining Music Studios

    Mental Health, Singing and Survival...with Cheryl Martin

    Mental Health, Singing and Survival...with Cheryl Martin

    Balancing your mental health and creative pursuits can be tricky. Creative wellspring Cheryl Martin charts her own path in this episode: hear how she creates fabulous work in verse, song and theatre, whilst navigating the ups and downs of life. If you want some invaluable tips and examples on maintaining that vital balance, don’t miss this episode.
    Trigger Warning: This episode mentions mental health issues and suicide if you want to avoid this content please skip to 11 mins 30.
    Follow Cheryl on X: https://twitter.com/cherylalaska
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    Website: www.cultureword.org.uk
    Funded by The Space and Arts Council England. Recorded at Silver Lining Music Studios

    • 22 min
    Embracing the Ridiculous with Billie Meredith

    Embracing the Ridiculous with Billie Meredith

    When you find the world both funny and dizzyingly serious, how do you write about it?  Join Billie Meredith as she tells us of her writer’s journey - one that takes in Tim Minchin, her musical family and keeping merry while writing about life’s absurdities. Learn how to keep motivated and embrace the humour in the bleak, in this episode. 
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    Funded by The Space and Arts Council England. Recorded at Silver Lining Music Studios

    • 22 min
    The Jesus Christ Superstar Novelist...with Annette Reis Dunne

    The Jesus Christ Superstar Novelist...with Annette Reis Dunne

    How do you translate your creativity across artforms? Is it possible to succeed in wildly different disciplines? Annette Reis Dunne has managed just that. An opera singer cum novelist, she has previously sung for the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber & published a children’s novel ‘Dream the Red Earth’.  If you want to make a similar leap or simply hear how such a leap happens, don’t miss this episode of Black Writers: After Hours…
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    Funded by The Space and Arts Council England. Recorded at Silver Lining Music Studios

    • 16 min
    Playing with Joy...with afshan d'souza lodhi

    Playing with Joy...with afshan d'souza lodhi

    Everyone wants more joy in their life. And how better to achieve that than by making your writing practice a place of joy? Join the fabulous afshan d’souza-lodhi, as she describes her process, how she dodges dysphoria, embraces her sexuality and finds the erotic in colonial mangoes. We’ll hear about her journey across film, poetry and live performance: and how afshan challenges taboos, pushes envelopes and spreads the joy as she goes! 
    Find out more about afshan: https://afshandl.com/
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    Website: www.cultureword.org.uk
    Funded by The Space and Arts Council England. Recorded at Silver Lining Music Studios

    • 25 min
    Battling Imposter Syndrome & Setbacks with Cherrelle Anne

    Battling Imposter Syndrome & Setbacks with Cherrelle Anne

    Do you sometimes battle impostor syndrome – feel you are just not cut out for creativity, or struggling to make space in your busy life? Join pastry chef and fabulous poet Cherrelle Anne as she tells us of her inspiring journey though relationship breakdowns, business crashes, lockdown crises and more – to finding her poetry mojo. If you want to know how to rise above your inner critic as well as the rocks life can throw at you, don’t miss this episode. 
    Find out more about Cherrelle: https://www.instagram.com/cherrelleanne/
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    Website: www.cultureword.org.uk
    Funded by The Space and Arts Council England. Recorded at Silver Lining Music Studios

    • 35 min
    The Courage to Say 'Yes' with SuAndi

    The Courage to Say 'Yes' with SuAndi

    Do you get daunted by your writing projects, and feel hesitant about taking the next step? Tune in to this episode in which internationally famous librettist, poet and playwright, SuAndi explains her journey from humble beginnings, by daring to say yes. A must-listen for those summoning up the courage to take the plunge in a new direction.
    Read more about SuAndi: https://mixedmuseum.org.uk/amri-exhibition/suandi-the-story-of-m/
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    Website: www.cultureword.org.uk
    Funded by The Space and Arts Council England. Recorded at Silver Lining Music Studios

    • 21 min

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