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Annalisa Toccara

Our Favourite Places would be nothing without our contributors — a massive thanks to all of them!

Annalisa Toccara's profile coming soon...

Read more about Annalisa's organisation Our Mel in our Meet the Locals interview.

Latest contributions

Desiree Reynolds

The writer – and DJ, journalist and mentor – talks to Annalisa Toccara about being inspired by ordinariness, making space for change, and curating the Black Women Write Now strand at Off the Shelf Festival 2020.

Mojisola Elufowoju

A British-born Nigerian artistic director and founder of Utopia Theatre, working with those underrepresented in the arts and celebrating African culture. Here she talks about lighting the way for the theatre industry in these difficult times.

Akeem Balogun

Writer Akeem Balogun talks to Annalisa Toccara ahead of his appearance at Off the Shelf Festival. Here they discuss The Storm, his new short story collection about human survival, and why he co-founded the independent publishing company Okapi Books.

Raluca de Soleil

A firm fixture on Sheffield's poetry scene, weaving the ills of society and its oppression within each word and unravelling the personal-political.