This is the CWL News and Funded Project News Archive. It draws an informative picture on which stories relevant to the creative industries were happening during the AHRC-funded period of Creativeworks London between 2012 and 2016.

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Black British Metic Experience

Nick Makoha, Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Goldsmiths, University of London has started the filming of Black Metic Poet interviews as part of his project on the Metic experiences of Black British Writers. The term ‘Metic’ translates as foreigners or resident aliens whose allegiances are split between their homeland and their new country coined by Nick explaining the phenomena.

Esteem poets including Chris Abani, Elizabeth Alexander, Gregory Parldo, Warsan Shire, Kei Miller, Kayo Chingonyi, Malika Booker and Anthony Joseph will be interviewed by Nick over the coming months with the first interview with Anthony Joseph having taken place on Wednesday 9th December 2015. Interviews will include samples of their work.

Nick is working alongside Maura Dooley and Professor Joan Anim-Addo at Goldsmiths, University of London, to create an in depth online digital archive which will include these interviews as a permanent fixture at The Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre. The project has  gained support from Free Word, Spread The Word and The Poetry Society.

Please stay in touch online @nickmakoha and use the #BlackMetic. A digital installation, seminar and workshop will take place in the New Year discussing the issues and ideas raised from the interviews, details to follow.

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