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Mixed Narratives

Monday July 18 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Laila Woozeer, Natasha Devon and Jackson Bliss on creating a narrative framework to discuss mixed stories

About this event

In this conversation, we will discuss our various approaches to telling mixed stories, consider some of the existing frameworks for understanding the experiences of mixed people, and weigh up how useful those have been and if they impacted our own choices in the writing and telling of our stories.


Laila Woozeer, writer, musician and author of Not Quite White

Laila Woozeer is a queer non-binary London-born writer and musician who grew up in rural Wales, fully enchanted by the ancient magic found there. Laila’s work ranges from award-winning soundtracks, off-the-wall theatre shows and original songwriting. Laila is a long-term vegan, practising mixed-religion sorceress, lover of all things pink and/or shiny, rescue snake owner, overuser of major sevenths, and avid arcade gamer.

Natasha Devon activist, writer, presenter and author of Toxic

Natasha Devon MBE is a writer, presenter & activist. She tours schools, universities and events throughout the world, delivering talks as well as conducting research on mental health, body image, gender and equality.

Natasha is founder of the Mental Health Media Charter, a Trustee of Student Minds, a Patron for No Panic and an Ambassador for Glitch and the Reading Agency.

Jackson Bliss, author and screenwriter

Jackson Bliss is the winner of the 2020 Noemi Book Award in Prose and the mixed-race/hapa author of Counterfactual Love Stories & Other Experiments, Amnesia of June Bugs, Dream Pop Origami, and the speculative hypertext, Dukkha, My Love. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, Ploughshares, Guernica, Boston Review, TriQuarterly, Kenyon Review, Huffington Post UK, STAND, and Hypertext, among others. He lives in LA with his wife and their two fashionably dressed dogs.


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