The Amplify Project

The Amplify Project

The Amplify Project is led by Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker. We’ve invited writers for the stage, page and screen to tell us about themselves, their work, what inspires them and why they write. Podcasts coming soon.

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October 4, 2022 68 min

The Amplify Project.  Black writers in their own words.  A special podcast from hosts Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker at the Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women's Writing International Conference

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The Amplify Project.  Black writers in their own words.  Hosts  Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker wrap up series 1 sharing some of their memorable moments from the series and looking forward to series 2.

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The Amplify Project.  Black writers in their own words.  We’ve invited writers for the stage, page and screen to tell us about themselves, their work, what inspires them and why they write. In this episode writers Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker are joined by playwright and academic Oladipo Agboluaje who talks about creating comic books as a child, the inspirations for his plays and why he’s an unapologetic writer.

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The Amplify Project.  Black writers in their own words.  We’ve invited writers for the stage, page and screen to tell us about themselves, their work, what inspires them and why they write. In this episode writers Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker are joined by children’s writer and writer for theatre, TV, Radio and film, actress Trish Cooke, who tells us how winning a competition set her on the path to become a professional write...

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The Amplify Project.  Black writers in their own words.  We’ve invited writers for the stage, page and screen to tell us about themselves, their work, what inspires them and why they write. In this episode writers Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker are joined by poet, novelist, musician, creative writing lecturer Anthony Joseph, who tells us about being a surrealist poet and mixing genres, what makes him a Caribbean writer and intr...

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The Amplify Project.  Black writers in their own words.  We’ve invited writers for the stage, page and screen to tell us about themselves, their work, what inspires them and why they write. In this episode writers Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker are joined by poet Rachel Long, who tells us about being inspired by Jean “Binta” Breeze, wanting to write poems that sound and feel real and why she set up Octavia Poetry Collective.

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The Amplify Project.  Black writers in their own words.  We’ve invited writers for the stage, page and screen to tell us about themselves, their work, what inspires them and why they write. In this episode writers Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker are joined by debut novelist Hafsa Zayyan who tells us about winning the #Merky Books New Writer’s Prize, how she researched her story about immigrants and why she’s reticent to call her...

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The Amplify Project.  Black writers in their own words.  We’ve invited writers for the stage, page and screen to tell us about themselves, their work, what inspires them and why they write. In this episode writers Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker are joined by memoirist and biographer Colin Grant tells us about writing his memoir Bageye at the Wheel; how he was inspired to write about Jamaican greats Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley, Pe...

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The Amplify Project.  Black writers in their own words.  We’ve invited writers for the stage, page and screen to tell us about themselves, their work, what inspires them and why they write. In this episode, writers Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker are joined by Juliet Gilkes Romero who speaks about her revolutionary parents, starting out as a journalist before switching to playwriting and how her identity as a black woman writer ...

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The Amplify Project.  Black writers in their own words.  We’ve invited writers for the stage, page and screen to tell us about themselves, their work, what inspires them and why they write. In this episode writers Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker are joined by novelist Alex Wheatle who discusses how reading became his saviour, when he started writing novels before moving into developing a successful career writing YA fiction and ...

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The Amplify Project.  Black writers in their own words.  We’ve invited writers for the stage, page and screen to tell us about themselves, their work, what inspires them and why they write. In this episode writers Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker are joined by novelist Diana Evans who discusses how she started writing novels, juggling her twin careers as novelist and journalist, her writing process and winning awards.

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We’ve invited writers for the stage, page and screen to tell us about themselves, their work, what inspires them and why they write. In this episode writers Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker are joined by poet and playwright Nick Makoha to discuss his love of language, how he became a poet, the power of storytelling and his commitment to pursuing a career as a writer without a safety net.

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