WRAP Live: In conversation with Derek Owusu

Nottingham Trent University introduces their first WRAP Live online event with award-winning novelist, poet and former Mostly Lit podcast host, Derek Owusu.

WRAP Live: In conversation with Derek Owusu

About this event

Starts: Thursday 3 December 2020 7:30 PM

Ends: Thursday 3 December 2020 9:00 PM

Organised by: Nottingham Trent University

Reserve your place for Nottingham Trent University's very first WRAP Live online event with award-winning novelist, poet and former Mostly Lit podcast host, Derek Owusu.

He'll be joining Becky Cullen – poet, researcher and WRAP Programme Manager – for a lively virtual dialogue about writers and writing, passions and poems, living, and loving, D.H Lawrence.

Published by Stormzy’s Merky Books, Derek’s debut novel That Reminds Me is a mesmerising read, exploring ideas of race, sexuality, mental health, religion and gender. It won the 2020 Desmond Elliott Prize. Derek is editor of Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space, an anthology of essays described by Afua Hirsch as ‘not a book you read, but a book you witness’.

How do I watch this event?

This event will be streamed online through Youtube. After you reserve your free place, we'll send you an email with full information on how to watch the livestream.

How much does this event cost?

This event is completely free and open to everyone; students, staff and the general public.

How do I submit a question for Derek?

We'll be selecting questions for Becky to ask Derek during the event. If there's something you'd like to ask him, email [email protected] with your question.

Tell me more about WRAP

WRAP is our new Writing, Reading and Pleasure project that is delivered as part Curated & Created, NTU's cultural programme.

WRAP offers a variety of activities for NTU students, including book groups, writing workshops, meetups and masterclasses, and a public programme of events. Derek Owusu is this term's WRAP featured writer and will be joining a number of our student and staff events this term.

Find out more about WRAP on our website.

How do I find out about more events like this?

Join the Curated & Created mailing list and we'll let you know what's coming up.

Contact us

Email [email protected] for more information about this event or the WRAP programme.

To book your free place, click here: https://www.ntu.ac.uk/about-us/events/events/2020/12/wrap-live-in-conversation-with-derek-owusu

Header Image Credit: Derek Owusu photographed by Josimar Senior


Saskia Calliste

Saskia Calliste Voice Team

Saskia is the Deputy Editor of Voice and has worked on campaigns such as International Women’s Day, Black History Month, and Anti-Bullying Week. Outside of Voice, Saskia is a published author (Hairvolution) and has guest featured in various other publications (The Women Writers’ Handbook/ Cosmopolitan/ The Highlight). She has a BA in Creative Writing and Journalism and an MA in Publishing. She is a mentor for Women of the World Global, has guest lectured at the University of Roehampton and has led seminars/panel talks on Race, Equality and Diversity. She was a 2022 Guest Judge for Dave (TV Channel) in search of the 'Joke of the Fringe'. She is 27-years-old, based in London, and loves to cook and explore new places in her spare time.


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