About the Project

In Autumn 2021, we ran the Power of Stories, a creative writing project for Black people aged 18+ in the East of England celebrating Black identity and joy. 

Workshops were led by award-winning Playwright and Screenwriter, Juliet Gilkes Romero and Writer and Coach, Rob Wright. Inspired by Ipswich Museums’ & Aspire Black Suffolk’s Power of Stories exhibition, the project brought together participants aged from 19 to 81. 

The group created stories and plays inspired by their own experiences and their ideas about love, life and what it means to be a Black person living locally. These inspiring stories have been collected together in the Power of Stories Anthology which is available to read.

We are also thrilled to be able to share their work with you in an evening of readings and discussion taking place at Moyse’s Hall Museum on 18th March from 7 pm. You’ll also have the chance to explore the Power of Stories exhibition. You can book your free ticket here.

This project is proudly supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.