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Afternoon Tea with Inua Ellams

2 July @ 16:00 - 16:45 BST

Grab a cuppa and a join us for a 45-minute online video session with Inua Ellams as he shares a mini tour of his creative workspace, insights into what he’s currently working on, and how he is adapting to working online.

Inua Ellams is a judge for the 2020 Eric Gregory Awards, part of the SoA Awards, and received a Travelling Scholarship this year. Read the winners’ announcement here.


2 minutes – Welcome from Sophia A Jackson, Events Manager, Society of Authors

5-10 minutes – Introduction from Inua Ellams with a short tour of his workspace and glimpse into his creative routine

5 minutes – Discussion on winning a Travelling Scholarship

10-15 minutes – Discussion of the Eric Gregory Awards, this year’s winners and the judging process

5 minutes – Advice for authors on staying creative and connected

10-15 minutes – Q&A from audience

If you would like to send questions for Inua in advance, email Sophia A Jackson with ‘Inua Ellams – Question’ in the subject header.

The line-up 

Inua Ellams – Author, playwright, poet, Eric Gregory Awards judge

Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a cross art form practitioner, a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer and founder of the Midnight Run – an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience. He is a Complete Works poet alumni and a designer at White Space Creative Agency. Across his work, Identity, Displacement & Destiny are reoccurring themes in which he also tries to mix the old with the new: traditional African storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images. His poetry is published by Flipped Eye, Akashic, Nine Arches & several plays by Oberon.
www.inuaellams.com | @inuaellams

Thank you to the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) for supporting the SoA Awards.

The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is a not-for-profit organisation started by writers for the benefit of all types of writers. Owned by its members, ALCS collects money due for secondary uses of writers’ work. It is designed to support authors and their creativity, ensure they receive fair payment and see their rights are respected. It promotes and teaches the principles of copyright and campaigns for a fair deal. It represents over 100,000 members, and since 1977 has paid around £500 million to writers (alcs.co.uk).



2 July
16:00 - 16:45 BST
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