top of page


Catch me talking about my books



Diversity & Inclusion In Books - Have We Done Enough?

Gain a broader understanding of how diversity and inclusion (D&I) are delivered in the wider creative industries and engage in a thought-provoking conversation about what constitutes good practice in this area. Together, we will critically examine whether the creative industries are truly progressing in fostering diversity and inclusion or if there are setbacks that need to be addressed. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a meaningful discussion that aims to shape a more inclusive and diverse future for the publishing and creative industries.



  • Sana Rasoul, Kurdish author

  • Abiola Bello, Author, Publisher and Co-Founder of The Diverse Book Awards

  • Natasha Bowen, Writer and teacher

  • Dr. Polly Atkin, Writer (virtual)

  • Davina Ajana, Founder and Creative Director, Sadé Magazine


Chaired by: Helen Lewis, founder of Literally PR and co-founder of The Diverse Book Awards

Date: 11th March 2024

Time: 2.35pm

Venue: Novotel West London


Abiola Bello and Jenny Valentine will be discussing their new books.

Date: 16th March 2024 

Invite only


I love author events especially in schools! Over the last few years I have participated in a number of primary and secondary schools—assembly and classrooms up to 400 students in an assembly! As well as Avon residential and the Stoke Newington Literary Festival where I spoke to over 100 children. Luckily I have great noise management!  I also have years of experience working with learners of all ages. 

My sessions are best for KS2 and up. Events can be for any group size from a small class to a large assembly.

To book me for a school visit please contact me via Authors Aloud UK  or Contact an Author

I love chairing events and have done a few for The London Book Fair, Waterstones, National Literary Trust. If you would like me to chair an event do contact me here

Speaking events including a Q&A up to 1 hour

60 min Presentation and workshop

Chairing events


bottom of page