Posted on 12th July 2013

Posted by Sophie

Literary Bites dinner 31 July with Fiction Uncovered judge 2013 Courttia Newland and Alex Wheatle MBE!

Literary Bites is a new initiative by Words of Colour Productions, connecting aspiring scribes with published writers over great food. At each event, an established author will read from and discuss their work over a carefully sourced and quality menu that is affordably priced. Guests will also be able to network with other budding writers, win signed copies of books and other prizes and be part of a memorable literary experience.

After our successful launch last December with the award-winning crime writer Dreda Say Mitchell we are thrilled to present a double-hander with Courttia Newland (The Scholar, A Book of Blues, The Gospel According to Cane) and Alex Wheatle MBE (Brixton Rock, East of Acre Lane, Brenton Brown). The event will take place in the lovely Orchid Lounge at Yum Yum, an award-winning Thai restaurant in Stoke Newington, London.

Courttia Newland, who has been called “one of Britain’s most important young black novelists” by Time Out London. was a judge for Fiction Uncovered 2013. Click here for a Fiction Uncovered review of his most recent book, The Gospel According to Cane, and here for a review on the Fiction Uncovered website of Alex Wheatle’s latest novel, Brenton Brown.

Book now for a two course meal with drink:

See pictures from the first Literary Bites

Testimonals from the first Literary Bites with award-winning crime writer Dreda Say Mitchell

What a brilliant concept; food both for thought and the stomach at the same time. The meal was delicious and Dreda Say Mitchell so inspiring. You’ve left me salivating for the next event. 

Yvvette Edwards, author (A Cupboard Full of Coats)

Really enjoyable event. Excellent speaker and hosts. Would highly recommend as an excellent night out for the ‘older’ crowd who, like me, always complain there is nowhere to go.


I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The food and service was good. Dreda Say Mitchell was a delight. I was not much of a crime fiction reader before, but I am now a fan. I look forward to the next Literary Bites.



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