Historically, the working class have made up about three quarters of the population, although the representation of their experiences has been conspicuously absent in literature. Material hardship has prevented working-class people from articulating their own history, having neither the time nor the literacy to write. Women have furthermore had to contend with housework and childrearing. Britain is a still a class-ridden society and class remains a determining feature of social life.
It is important to highlight writing by working-class people, to recognize their experiences and achievements, and to write them into history.
This website is dedicated to writing by working-class people, their political struggles and their accomplishments.