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Tanya Shirley at University of Maryland

Writers Here & Now: Tanya Shirey
Date: 6 December 2017, 7pm
Venue: Ulrich Recital Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

Tanya Shirley is reading next month at the University of Maryland's Writers Here & Now reading series, where she will read from her poetry collections, The Merchant of Feathers and She Who Sleeps with Bones.

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Shivanee Ramlochan tour dates

We're thrilled to announce that Shivanee Ramlochan will be touring the UK in support of her debut poetry collection, Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting. We'll be adding new dates as they get confirmed.

Things kick off with this exciting event in Scotland:

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Rommi Smith pens song-cycle with composer Emily Levi

Peepal Tree Press author Rommi Smith has developed a new opera with composer Emily Levy, featuring baritone Roderick Williams OBE and pianist Susie Allan.

The Rain is Coming is a response from a female perspective to Schubert’s classic opera Die schöne Mullerin (itself based on the poems of Wilhelm Müller), which premiered at Stratford on Avon Music Festival on 27 September.

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Shivanee Ramlochan Leeds book launch

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Jacob Ross and Maggie Gee in Gibraltar

The Fire Next Time...
Friday 17 November 2017
​The Gibraltar Garrison Library (Festival HQ)

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Peepal Tree Press wins the Clarissa Luard Award 2017

Selected from a strong and inspiring shortlist, the judges were particularly impressed by Peepal Tree Press’ tenacity in a challenging market, and by its innovative proposal for the £10,000 prize money.

“This award highlights the importance of independent publishing in our society and shines a light on its brilliance and dynamism across the country. The winners Peepal Tree Press are courageous and original in their publishing, bold in their future ambitions and truly deserve this award.”

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Akila Richards turns Closure short story into promising new play

'Secret Chamber', an original short story published by Peepal Tree Press in the Closure anthology has been adapted by Inscribe-supported writer Akila Richards into a theatre script directed by Kerri McLean. The development phase included an intensive phase of producing a final draft script, a week of rehearsals, and a scratch performance at Purple Playhouse, Hove.

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The Repenters longlisted for 2018 International DUBLIN Literary Award

We're thrilled to announce that The Repenters by Kevin Jared Hosein been nominated for the 2018 International DUBLIN Literary Award (formerly IMPAC Dublin). This annual award is presented to a novel which, in the opinion of the judges, makes a lasting contribution to excellence in world literature. Nominations are submitted by libraries in major cities world-wide. The award has been in existence since 1996.

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Dedicated to St Clair Morris 1938 - 2017

Khadijah Ibrahiim

When we think about the Windrush generation, it’s often of those who came as factory workers, nurses, bus drivers and so on. We often forget about those who arrived in England as artists and contributors to the traditional musical genres of the Caribbean people. So, let’s take a moment to imagine a dream.

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The Poetry School courses with Maya Chowdhry and Adam Lowe

Inscribe-supported writers Maya Chowdhry and Adam Lowe will both be leading courses in Manchester for The Poetry School.

Digital Poetry with Maya Chowdhry
Drawing on visual poetic forms this course will explore how electronic literature can use, and expand, language to create digital forms, such as Hypertext and Data Poetry. Book here.

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