Fierce, Fearless, Free: An evening with Dean Atta

Wednesday 18 November | 19-20:00

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At Book Week Scotland 2020, Glasgow Zine Library welcomes award-winning poet, Dean Atta for for a Q&A and a reading from his book, The Black Flamingo.

Dean Atta was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. His debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. His Young Adult novel in verse, The Black Flamingo, won the 2020 Stonewall Book Award, and was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, YA Book Prize and Jhalak Prize. Dean is based in Glasgow, and is Co-director of Scottish BAME Writers Network. You can find him on Twitter @DeanAtta.

In this very special online event, Dean will be reading from his verse novel The Black Flamingo followed by a Q&A. Tickets are available on a pay-what-you-can basis.

To help you get your hands on a copy of The Black Flamingo, we have teamed up with Category Is Books to offer home delivery of this fantastic novel. Please select the book as an add-on during your ticket purchase.* The first 20 orders will receive a copy signed by Dean himself! Audience members will be invited to ask questions during the event but if you would like to submit questions in advance, please email us at will open in a new window).

*All book orders will be fulfilled after the event. Please email for more information."

Accessibility information: This event will have BSL interpretation and live captioning.

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