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Lit in Colour Student Conference 2024

The Lit in Colour Student Conference is back and happening on Wednesday 10 July at The Birmingham Rep.

This free event will include lots of exciting sessions, inspiring content, and practical takeaways for your learners.

We’ve got a jam-packed day planned for you – including an inspiring tribute to Benjamin Zephaniah, a poetry slam and a performance from the Bloomsbury drama competition winners!

You can also expect to hear from actor and writer Brenda Garrick and novelist and lecturer, Ashley Hickson-Lovence, along with other exciting guests. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this one. Take a look at the full agenda.

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To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • commit to diversifying your English Literature curriculum by switching to Edexcel GCSE and/ or A Level English Literature and changing to a new set text to be taught from September 2024 with first examination from 2026
  • be a secondary school or college based in England
  • be new to the Lit in Colour pioneers programme at either GCSE or A level. Please be aware that you will not receive an additional library donation if your school/college has previously taken part in the Lit in Colour Pioneers Programme.

What are the texts?

Discover the qualifications and set texts in our Lit in Colour qualifications guide, or visit our qualifications website to find out more about the set texts on our Pearson Edexcel GCSE and A level English Literature qualifications.

You can also watch our launch event videos to find out more about the 2024 programme and the texts that are included. 

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Bloomsbury Lit in Colour Student Scene-Writing Competition

In collaboration with Bloomsbury, we’re excited to introduce the first Bloomsbury Lit in Colour student scene-writing competition for English Literature students aged 14-19.

The competition gives students the opportunity to write their own scene around the theme of ‘belonging’ and see it take a transformative journey from page to stage. 

Entries are now open and will close on 31st May 2024.  

Belonging on Stage