SHOUT are delighted to welcome The Polari Literary Salon back to Birmingham, this year as part of Birmingham Literature Festival. Polari has come a long way from its humble beginnings above a Soho pub. Now celebrating its 10th year, the award-winning LGBT literary movement calls London’s Southbank Centre its home and tours regularly.
Tonight’s show is part of the salon’s tenth anniversary tour, funded by Arts Council England. Curated and hosted by author Paul Burston with guests Scott Campbell, Rosie Garland, Karen McLeod, Gerry Potter and Laura Wake.
As part of their festival appearance the Polari Literary Salon are also offering a workshop for writers who want to share their work with an audience. The focus will be on short story writing, but writers of all genres are welcome. At the end of the workshop one writer will be chosen to read at the Polari Literary Salon event taking place in the evening. To book for the workshop click here.
To find out more about the Birmingham Literature Festival, and to see their full programme click here.