COAT Sessions is an initiative that supports six writers for six months.

The aim of the initiative is to enhance and promote cultural narratives as writers of colour, not only within the UK, but internationally. Writers under 30, with under 3 years’ experience on the poetry circuit are eligible to apply.

2017 welcomed COAT Sessions First Round of Writers.

Aliyah Hasinah


Gboyega Odubanjo


Shade Joseph


Marvell Fayose


Rue Gumbochuma


Abu Yillah