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Roopa Farooki & Trish Cooke

A closed door

Roopa Farooki considers the struggle of diverse new writers, and Trish Cooke explores her sense of responsibility to diverse audiences and characters. Roopa Farooki describes some highs and lows on her journey to becoming a published author, and shares advice and encouragement for beginning writers from diverse backgrounds. Trish Cooke discusses how the Caribbean and Yorkshire have influenced her work as a playwright and children’s book writer, and driven her sense of responsibility towards diverse audiences and characters outside the mainstream.


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