Speaking Volumes is a live literature organisation specialising in getting underrepresented voices heard, reaching diverse audiences and finding exciting ways to present the work of writers.


Not Quite Right For Us

To mark our 10th birthday, Speaking Volumes is publishing an anthology of forty writers whose work challenges the mainstream responding to the theme ‘Not Quite Right For Us’ – find out more here.


Anthony Joseph: The Frequency of Magic

Over a number of in-person events, Anthony Joseph performs the entirety of his novel, The Frequency of Magic, with live improvised jazz, accompanied by some of the UK’s finest musicians.

Find out where you can see him here


Watch the writers who are part of the anthology give a taste of their work and the overall themes of the book.


New and Current Projects

Find out what we are currently working on and what is coming up.


Epic Conversation: Bernardine Evaristo and Roger Robinson

For the final event of the A Portable Paradise Tour, TS Eliot Prize winner Roger Robinson was interviewed by Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo. This Epic Conversation took place at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, with a special invited audience of established and emerging writers, producers and supporters who have been part of Roger’s journey to his book and who he wanted to celebrate with. This is a short extract bt you can watch the full conversation here.

Past Projects



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