“Polari is a unique mix of voices that provokes the strongest responses from its audience – love, laughter, tears but most of all, thought” Val McDermid
A Festival favourite, Polari celebrates literature that explores the LGBTQ+ experience. Host Paul Burston this year performs his own work and introduces Kate Davies and Amrou Al-Kadhi.
Amrou Al-Kadhi won the Polari First Book Prize for their remarkably honest, funny and moving memoir Life As A Unicorn, while Kate Davies won the Polari Prize for non-debut talent for her frank and funny novel In At The Deep End.
Founded by author Paul Burston, Polari began in 2007 in a bar in Soho, moved to London’s Southbank Centre and regularly tours across the UK. Paul Burston is the author of six novels and editor of two short story collections. The Black Path (2016) was a No 1 bestseller at WH Smith and his latest The Closer I Get, is a powerful psychological thriller about a novelist targeted by an online stalker.
This talk will take place on Zoom and we will email you a link prior to the event. If you haven’t used Zoom before, don’t worry! A guide to using Zoom will be up on our website shortly, along with a date for a free Zoom training session.
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