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Roehampton lecturer and alumnus among the best UK writers of colour

Leone Ross, Senior Lecturer of Creating Writing at the University of Roehampton, and Roehampton alumnus Joshua Idehen are to feature in a new project highlighting British BAME writers.

Posted: 25 May 2017

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Leone Ross, Senior Lecturer of Creative Writing

The Breaking Ground Project, set up by Literature organisation Speaking Volumes, is giving a platform to two-hundred contemporary authors by producing a guide that celebrates the best UK writers of colour and promotes their work across the world. The brochure, which features Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Leone Ross, and alumnus Joshua Idehen, is described as "an indispensable guide to the wealth and depth of diverse talent on our doorstep".

Ross and Idehen along with other featured writers such as Malorie Blackman and Warsan Shire, will be showcased in four European cities over the next twelve months, with the project culminating with a final series of literary events in the UK.

Joshua Idehen, who graduated from Roehampton in 2006 is a poet, musician, and founder of one of London's most successful poetry events, Poejazzi. Leone Ross, editor of the University's Fincham Press, is an award winning novelist and short story writer whose works have featured widely on best seller lists both in the UK and overseas.

Professor Laura Peters, Head of the Department of English and Creative Writing says "The University of Roehampton fosters creative writing talent, attracting talented staff and develops gifted graduates. We are very proud of the contribution we make to the BAME and wider writing community."

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