Dean Atta talks about his journey with drag, the layers of meaning in what we choose to wear, teaching and his YA novel ‘The Black Flamingo’ Show hosts - Naomi Woddis/Alba Frederick Originally broadcast on Reel Rebels Radio Music : Gavin O’Brien - Citóg
This week’s episode features Dean Atta and Sam Baker, two authors who have recently moved to Scotland, and whose very different books are united in looking at the potentially liberating possibilities of change in our lives.Dean Atta was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday and his debut novel The Black Flamingo was awarded the 2020 Stonewall Book Award. Told through verse, it is a bold coming of age story which follows a mixed-race gay teen as he begins to accept his identity.Sam Baker is a journalist, broadcaster, and author, as well as the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and Red. She shares her experiences of life post 40 in her new book The Shift — showing how women are creating their own story, taking a leaf out of the millennial handbook and reinventing things their way.
Olly speaks with poet and author Dean Atta about race, gender, sexuality and their latest book, Black Flamingo.If you want to find out more about Dean and follow his work be sure to check him out on Twitter @DeanAtta New to Equality Education? Have you checked out the Pop'n'Olly Website?Check out the Pop'n'Olly Website to access all of our equality education resources including books, videos and tonnes of classroom resources and lesson plans for teachers.CLICK HERE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
2.28 Queer Verse Novels and Flamingos with Dean Atta Author of The Black Flamingo
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Show notes: In this episode Dean and I discuss his YA debut verse novel, The Black Flamingo We talk queer Black representation, what inspired him to write the book as well as some deeper conversations about identity I loved speaking with Dean, he is an absolute delight and I hope you enjoy this episode!You can follow Dean on Twitter, Instagram or his Website Thanks for listening!
Our guest today is Dean Atta, author of The Black Flamingo—our June YA Book Club Pick. The Black Flamingo is a fierce coming-of-age story told in verse about identity and the power of drag. Michael, the main character of the story, is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London and navigating what it means to be Greek-Cypriot and Jamaican. When he discovers the Drag Society, he finally finds where he belongs—and the Black Flamingo is born. We were simply in awe of this beautifully crafted and inspiring work on so many levels and can’t wait for everyone to experience all the powerful, life-affirming messages throughout this unforgettable novel. Acclaimed UK poet and performer Dean Atta joins us to discuss his personal connection to this story, the process of selecting characters to challenge readers’ perspectives and winning the Stonewall Book Award. Join us Thursday, July 9th, at 4PM ET when Dean Atta will be with us live on B&N Facebook for a discussion of his novel The Black Flamingo. We hope to see you there! #BNYABookClub
Welcome to Dane Baptiste Questions Everything, a podcast where comedian Dane Baptiste, producer Howard Cohen and a special guest take turns posing questions that just need answering.This is episode 55, due to the Corona virus outbreak we spoke remotely to writer Dean Atta about identity, favourite children's books and the black LGBTQ community in 2020.Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and beyond. #questioneverything @DBQEPodcastSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/danebaptistequestionseverything. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mama G Meets... Dean Atta (Poet and Author of 'The Black Flamingo')
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Hello everyone!Welcome back to another fabulous episode of 'Story Time with Mama G'.Today's guest is the poet and author Dean Atta. We talk his performance experience (West End child star, darling!), what inspired his verse novel 'The Black Flamingo' and what it was like getting into drag for the first time!And the book of the week is 'The Best Mummy Snails in the Whole Wide World', by Troy Jenkinson.To find out more about Dean head to https://www.deanatta.com, facebook.com/deanatta or instagram.com/deanattaAnd don't forget you can follow me on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, just search for @MamaGStories.And you can support the podcast at https://www.patreon.com/mamag or https://www.ko-fi.com/mamagstoriesAnd make sure you rate, review, subscribe and share the podcast!Enjoy! x
Poet and author Dean Atta joined Calum this week ahead of the release of his debut novel The Black Flamingo! Recognised as one of the top 100 influential LGBT+ people in the UK, Dean and Calum chatted about coming out, appearing on the cover of Attitude Magazine and his love of drag.
Dean Atta is one of my favourite poets, and one whose work has been commissioned by esteemed organisations throughout the UK, including the Keats House Museum, National Portrait Gallery, and Tate Modern. His work is so deeply rooted in his experience as a gay Black man and through it, he tussles with, or extols the virtues of, what it means to live and love and survive while Black. Throughout our conversation, we cover mental and emotional health, our often regrettable behaviour on datings apps, what death taught him about living his own life more fully, and how he’s learned to love himself — that most Herculean of feats for so many of us. deanatta.comBusy Being Black is the podcast exploring how we live in the fullness of our queer Black lives. Supporting this podcast doesn't cost any money -- please rate, review and share Busy Being Black.Be sure to follow us on social media and join the conversation:twitter.com/_busybeingblackinstagram.com/_busybeingblackfacebook.com/webusybeingblack#busybeingblackThank you to our partners:UK Black Pride: http://ukblackpride.org.uk/BlackOut UK: blkoutuk.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices