Yardstick Festival

Yardstic Fest

Taking place in Bristol and Bath, UK, from 27-30 June, Commonwealth Writers has partnered with the festival which features some of the best-established and emerging authors from across the English-speaking African Diaspora. The festival seeks to develop audiences for black authors by creating and promoting a platform for spoken word events in public venues and spaces.  Yardstick Festival 2013 features performances, workshops and seminars from some of today’s most creative and influential Black writers.

Yardstick is an initiative that seeks to develop audiences for Black authors by creating and promoting a platform for spoken word events in public venues and spaces, such as libraries. Yardstick also seeks to promote African Diaspora cultural themes through the exposure and exploration of Black writers and writing.