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Melanie Abrahams

Melanie Abrahams was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2020.

Melanie Abrahams FRSA is an arts curator, visiting lecturer, and a literature producer who has channeled a love of words and books into initiatives.   She consistently pushes for greater diversity in the arts, with a focus on narratives of race, class and social background and mixed-race identities.  Melanie is the Creative Director of Renaissance One and Tilt which champion the literature and spoken word artforms through events, tours, education and projects.  She curates festivals including CaribbeanFest and in 2019, Black Arts World: Slate Weekender, a City of Ideas/Eclipse Theatre Company project showcasing over fifty artists of colour in the North of England.  She is an Enabler for Slate World, a Creative Europe funded project which explores Black and BAME European identities.

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