This event is part of our Past Programme
In this intimate listening session, hear a selection of music and sound recordings chosen by writer and DJ Désirée Reynolds (Lady D). Over the course of the event, they will give insight into the important influence each piece has had on their lives and work.
This event will be chaired by Johny Pitts.
Désirée Reynolds (she/her), a South Londoner up North, was brought up in Clapham, London, to Jamaican parents and now living in Sheffield. She told her mum, at about 8 years old, that she was going to write a book and has been writing ever since.
She started her writing career as a freelance journalist for the Jamaica Gleaner and the Village Voice. She has gone on to write film scripts, poetry, flash fiction and short stories. Her first novel, Seduce, was published in 2013 to much acclaim by Peepal Tree Press. Her fiction is concerned with working class Black women, internal landscapes and a continuous struggle against the white, male gaze, notions of beauty, race and being.
Committed to anti-racism and intersectionality, she draws on her experiences of these to make her creative work. Her short stories have been widely published in various publications and online.