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Desperately seeking a writer for Windrush book

Desperately seeking a writer!

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Enfield Caribbean Association (ECA) is commissioning a Windrush Legacy Book to commemorate and remember the Windrush Generation in 2021. The book will record the experiences of Windrush generation, their lives in the Caribbean and Africa prior to leaving. The reason for making the decision to leave their homes, their journey to England and their experiences on arrival in England. The aim is to leave a lasting legacy, a historical document.

The Legacy book will be a compilation of narratives sharing the real stories of the elders in our community in North London. The generation who came to support the Motherland in rebuilding England post war and at the same time seek a better life. This will be a historical document, charting experiences, which can be passed down from generation to generation. 

ECA is looking for a writer/researcher who has excellent writing skills, is personable and able to connect with our elders.  You may have some of the skills and experiences listed below such as writing interviewing, and publishing..You may be able to produce the book from inception to publishing and distribution.

Interested?

Please respond with a 500-word piece, explaining what you can offer the project. Please include a little about your experience of writing/publishing.

The fee is negotiable.

Below are some of the areas you may be able to offer:

  • Writing an action plan for the project which will include:
  • Interviewing participants
  • Transcribing tapes and writing each biography
  • Editing each biography
  • Checking and verifying content
  • Proof reading (shared with the trustees)
  • Setting out the pages/ including selecting appropriate images/photos
  • Identifying printer/publisher
  • Advertising/Distribution of the book (shared with the trustees)

The deadline for submitting your interest is 30 November 2020.

Successful applicants will be required to attend an interview  For further information contact Oveta McInnis on Oveta@theeca.org.uk