Polari Literary Salon – host to the UK’s only book prizes for emerging and established LGBTQ+ writers – opens its call to publishers for this year’s awards

Graham Robson March 10, 2023

This year there will be two awards: the Polari First Book Prize and the Polari Prize. The Polari Children’s and YA Prize will return in 2024, as a bi-annual award for books for children and young adults with LGBTQ+ themes or representation.

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Polari secures ACE funding for UK tour

Besi Besemar April 29, 2015

London’s leading LGBT literary salon, Polari, has this week been awarded Arts Council England (ACE) funding for a seven month series of events outside of the capital: Polari on Sea in Hastings, and a second nationwide tour. Starting June 30, Polari on Sea, will see the award-winning movement begin a six month residency in Hastings, while a second national tour will run September to December, ending at the Southbank Centre, the salon’s London home. This will be the second time Polari has gone on the road, following last year’s tour that included sold-out events in Brighton, Birmingham, Liverpool and Newcastle.

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