Project Description

Dean Atta – The Black Flamingo

Live Event – Secondary Schools. Suitable for S4, S5, S6 pupils.  No number restrictions.

  • 25th February AM & PM
    • Secondary School

Dean Atta’s debut poetry collection was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize.  He was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday.  Dean has performed at arts and literature festivals across the UK and internationally.  He has been commissioned to write poems for the BBC,  Dazed & Confused,  National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern.  His young adult verse-novel, The Black Flamingo, was awarded the Stonewall Book Award 2020, and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal,  Jhalak Prize and YA Book Prize.

Dean will talk about the inspirations for The Black Flamingo and read from the book,  followed by a Q & A session.

Book an Event – Secondary Schools

Please select your choices for your Paisley Book Festival school session, and email to your school librarian by 5pm on Monday January 24th  2022 using the subject heading – Paisley Book Festival Schools Programme Bookings.

Closing date – Monday 24th January at 5pm. 

Please specify:

  1. Date and time of session  (please ensure this corresponds with days school librarian is in school)
  2. Which class or classes will be taking part and how many pupils (please check guidance on numbers)
  3. Provide a 1st, 2nd and 3rd preference

Each school will be provided with at least one session based on their preferences as far as possible.  Sessions should take place in the school library where possible.

Black man with short dark hair and a dark beard.