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Granite Noir 2024: Nighttime Noir with Scottish BPOC Writers

  • Saturday 24 Feb 2024
  • 9:00pm
  • Lemon Tree


Granite Noir 2024: Nighttime Noir with Scottish BPOC Writers

An evening of darkness curated by Scottish BPOC Writers Network. Expect another thrilling evening with Granite Noir partners and friends.

Followed by a DJ set by Arusa Qureshi – featuring dark vibes and bookish themes – chill into the night.




Z. K. Abraham

Z. K. Abraham (she/her) is a writer and psychiatrist. She has been published in/has work forthcoming in Clarkesworld, FANTASY Magazine, The Rumpus, Podcastle, Apparition Lit, and more. She is represented by C. L. Geisler at ArtHouse Literary Agency. She can be found on Twitter @pegasusunder1 and

Katalina Watt

Katalina Watt is published in magazines and anthologies including Haunted Voices, Unspeakable, Reclamation, and Extra Teeth. They were Longlisted for Penguin Write Now 2020, awarded a 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Writers Grant, and 2022 Ignyte award-winning founding Audio Director for khōréō magazine. She is represented by Robbie Guillory at Underline Literary. (Photo credit: Jim Walker.)

Amira Al Shanti

Amira Al Shanti is a Scottish Palestinian writer, actor and singer. Her work has been published in The Herald and the online zine Dardishi. She also wrote and starred in the short film ‘Said the Dove to the Olive Tree’ (Interabang Productions) and followed this up with a spoken word piece at the Take One Action Film Festival 2022. Recent performance credits include her West End debut in the world premiere of Rumi at the London Coliseum; and providing Arabic voiceover work in the National Theatre of Scotland’s screenplay adaptation of Adam (BBC Scotland). Amira has recently completed a doctorate in Psychology and has had publications of her work in scientific journals. She received a YWCA Scotland 30 under 30 reward in 2020. In 2023, Amira was shortlisted for The Kavya Prize.

Amanda Ajomale

Amanda Ajomale is a Poet, Novelist, and Researcher known for weaving Yoruba and Latin American culture and language through the heart of her work. After becoming a mother in 2019, Amanda created the blog, The A Word, which features poems and short stories surrounding Queer Love, Post-Natal Depression, and Generational Healing.

Performances include the Scottish BPOC Writers Audio Anthology and the 2022 Edinburgh Book Festival, and her debut poem ‘Mama, I Really Did Try My Best’ is featured on The New Mothers’ Writing Circle website. TV credits include BBC’s The Firm, Bridge of Lies, and the current season of Question Time.

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