OWN IT! collaborates with Reggie Nelson to launch the #OpeningDoorsInitiative.
We are so excited to announce that we will be collaborating with Reggie Nelson to launch the #OpeningDoorsInitiative, in celebration of the publication of his book.
Bonnier Books will be our first partners on the initiative, with support from Creative Access and BTBS Charity.
The work experience placement will offer the successful candidate an insight into two sides of the industry, comprising two weeks based in the adult editorial team at Bonnier Books UK’s HQ at Victoria House and two weeks at OWN IT!’s offices in Piccadilly Circus.
The candidate will also receive a coaching session from Bonnier Books UK CEO Perminder Mann and separately from OWN IT! CO-CEO Crystal Mahey-Morgan.
We are so excited to welcome Marienna Pope-Weidemann to the OWN IT! family.
Marienna Pope-Weidemann is a writer, activist and journalist with a decade of experience in storytelling for social justice. She is now working on her first book, Justice For All Of Us, a creative nonfiction collection of stories from families like Marienna’s, who have lost someone they loved at the hands of the state and are fighting for change.
Justice For All Of Us collects the stories of ten lives lost. Some, like Sean Rigg, Matthew Leahy and Olaseni Lewis, are well known. Others are names you’ve never heard before. In custody, in hospital or in the streets, all died in hands of services we are taught to trust. As inspiring as they are devastating, these are stories of love, loss and what keeps us going against all the odds.
The book was inspired by Marienna’s experience working with other bereaved families and leading the Justice for Gaia campaign on behalf of her own. Her cousin Gaia Pope, a survivor of sexual violence, was let down by the mental health system and the police after they took no further action following her rape allegation against a known child sex offender.
BY COURTTIA NEWLAND
Spotted in Liverpool Street Station’s Waterstones.
Courttia Newland’s collection of speculative short stories COSMOGRAMMA is one of Waterstones Staff pick’s!
Head down to your local Waterstones to pick up your copy today or click here to visit their online shop.
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This month we celebrated the 3-year Publication Anniversary of Ashley Hickson-Lovence’s, THE 392.
We love this pic of Ashley, sitting next to piles of Hardback copies of his debut novel ❤️
The 392 is now available in paperback and audiobook – with 9 different narrators!
SASHA KNIGHT by SEAN GODFREY – PUBLISHING JUNE 23rd
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A coming-of-age novel, alternating between past and present and shifting back and forth from Jamaica and the United States, SASHA KNIGHT picks apart the puzzle left behind when 11-year-old Sasha disappears. Everyone seems convinced she has simply run away…
…On the days when he can’t hear her,
Matthew believes it too.
This April we celebrated the 2-year anniversary of Stuart Goodman‘s passing.
An East London native, former fleet street photographer and talented Jazz trumpeter, who played in an early incarnation of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Stuart was a dear friend and member of the OWN IT! family and his memory continues to live on through his work.
It is our absolute honour that we were able to publish Stuart’s brilliant photography book ONE SATURDAY IN 82 ON BROADWAY MARKET.
As a result of the pandemic and losing Stuart Goodman in 2020, this meant that we were unable to hold a publication day event for Stuart to celebrate his photography book ONE SATURDAY IN 82 ON BROADWAY MARKT.
This year, we were finally able to come together with Stuart’s family and friends and celebrate his life, his work and the book.
Check out some photos from the event below.
At its heart, this is a book which allows us to re-imagine the world, making it a better and more equal place for all.
If you loved Stuart Goodman’s photography book ONE SATURDAY IN 82 ON BROADWAY MARKET as much as us, then you’ll love this…
Prints now available in various sizes.
Hahnemüle Fine Art Print on Hahnemüle FineArt Baryta.