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PolarI Literary salon

Polari Paul by Justin David

Founded in 2007, Polari is the UK's leading live showcase for emerging and established LGBTQ+ literary talent.

We also run the Polari Prize awards for books by writers born or based in the UK and Ireland, which explore LGBTQ+ themes and characters.

Curated and hosted by author Paul Burston, Polari has appeared at arts centres, bars, book festivals, book shops, nightclubs, museums, libraries and even a race course.

We also tour regularly, funded by Arts Council England.

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