Each year we celebrate talented writers in the UK whose opportunities have been limited due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstances. In October 2017, the top twelve finalists for the 2017 Creative Future Literary Awards read their work alongside international best-selling author Kit De Waal, and poet & playwright, Sabrina Mahfouz at the iconic Library of Birmingham, as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival.
Our 2018 winners will read their work alongside the incredible Lemn Sissay and award-winning author Kerry Hudson at our Showcase Event, as part of the London Literature Festival on the South Bank on the evening of Friday, 26th October. More to follow!
Below are readings of the award-winning entries, and a selection of photos from the evening. We hope you can join us for our Showcase event in 2018 – tickets will be on sale soon.
Photo credits: Brent Adam – People Staring.