Saturday 4th May

Book Launch: Remembered by Yvonne Battle- Felton 
Venue: The Kuumba Imani Millenium Centre, 4 Princes Rd, L8 1TH
Time: 3pm 
Tickets: £5/£3 (Student, Over 60s, Unemployed)

Remembered is the highly acclaimed debut historical fiction novel by Yvonne Battle-Felton, a story where Spring, an emancipated slave, is forced to relive a haunting past in order to lead her dying son home. Hosted by Laurence Westgaph, Historian and leader of the Liverpool Black Research group.  

Yvonne is an American writer living in Lancashire. A writer of fiction and Creative Nonfiction, her writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies. Her debut novel, Remembered, Dialogue Books is longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Winner of a Northern Writers Award in fiction (2017), Yvonne was shortlisted for the Words and Women Competition (2017) and the Sunderland University Waterstones SunStory Award in 2018, and awarded a Society of Author’s Foundation Grant for Remembered in 2018. She was commended for children’s writing in the Faber Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize (2017).  Yvonne has six non-fiction children’s titles forthcoming with Penguin Random House. The first three are included in Ladybird Tales of Superheroes (Sept. 2019).

Yvonne is represented by the Elise Dillsworth agency and holds an MA in Writing (Dual Concentration fiction and nonfiction) from Johns Hopkins University and a Creative Writing PhD from Lancaster University. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing and Creative Industries at Sheffield Hallam University. Yvonne is a creative producer, writer, and is co-founder and co-Director of North West Literary Arts. Her aim is to increase diversity in publishing and to take over the world, one story at a time.

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