Tag: Polari Salon

  • Polari First Book Prize Awarded To Fairytales For Lost Children

    Diriye Osman has won the Polari First Book Prize for his short story collection, Fairytales for Lost Children, published by Team Angelica Press. The British-Somali short story writer, essayist, critic and visual artist was last night [Wednesday 8th October] presented with a cheque for £1,000 by Vincent Francois, Chair of the UK LGBT Network and […]

  • Shortlist For Polari First Book Prize Announced

    The shortlist for the Polari First Book Prize was announced last night at the Polari Literary Salon at the Southbank Centre. This year, for the first time, the five shortlisted books will be displayed at selected WH Smiths travel outlets across the country. The Polari First Book Prize is for a first book which explores […]

  • Polari Literary Salon Announces Arts Council Funding and Tour

    London’s award-winning LGBT literary salon Polari has been awarded a grant from Grants for the Arts, supported by the Arts Council of England. The grant will fund a national tour in the Autumn, beginning in September and ending at the Southbank Centre in November, which marks the literary salon’s seventh birthday. The tour will include […]

  • REVIEW | Polari Literary Salon, The Southbank Centre

    ★★★★ | Polari Literary Salon, The Southbank Centre If you’ve not been to Paul Burston’s Polari Literary Salon, you must. I insist. I had my Polari Literary Salon cherry popped last night and it was stunning. An incredible, humbling and glorious array of literary talent showed their prowess on stage including: Carl Stanley, Nicolas Collins, […]

  • Polari Salon Returns To Southbank On 17th March

    Paul Burston’s Polari Literary Salon returns on Monday 17th March. On the 17th March, Paul Burston’s Polari Literary Salon returns to the Southbank Centre in London and will have readings from leading gay and lesbian authors Maureen Duffy, Angela Clerkin, Andrew Asibong, Nicolas Collins and Carl Stanley. Maureen Duffy heads the bill. A leading lesbian […]