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The National Creative Writing Graduate Fair

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Confluence and Convergence: An interview (of sorts) with John Robert Lee

In The Town Crier magazine, John Robert Lee talks about ekphrastic poetry and the multiple ways of perceiving and knowing in art-making.

"[...] discovery of convergences is essential to all art-making including of course, writing poetry. And what makes poetry accessible to readers from one’s own culture and those who are strangers to it, is that the writer seeks to find points of conflux, human commonalities (even across time), with which the reader can identify, even though the specific details may be unfamiliar."

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Minoli Salgado in Karachi

Minoli Salgado will be in Karachi on 14 October at the PHEC Conference 2017: 'The Inheritance of Injustice' at Habib University.

She will be talking on 'Writing Wrongs: Literary Reflections on Testimony and Trauma in Sri Lanka' and giving readings alongside novelist and lecturer, Dr Sabyn Javeri.

They will be selling copies of A Little Dust on the Eyes.

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Shara McCallum: 'Metaphors of the Spirit' in Poetry London, August 2017

Shara McCallum has penned the essay 'Metaphors of the Spirit' in Poetry London, August 2017, in which she analyses Mervyn Morris' Peelin Orange: Collected Poems (Carcanet) and Lorna Goodison's Collected Poems (Carcanet).

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Marcia Douglas & Olive Senior: UK tour dates

Throughout October, two of Jamaica’s leading writers of novels, short stories and poetry are taking part

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Olumide Popoola in conversation with Desiree Reynolds

WHEN WE SPEAK OF NOTHING - Goes to Sheffield

Catch author Olumide Popoola in conversation with Desiree Reynolds, author of Seduce (2013)

An event jointly organised by SAYiT and Sheffield Hallam University, in association with Cassava Republic Press

Books will be available to purchase at the event

Thursday 19th October 2017
6.00-7.30pm
Postal Hall, Sheffield Institute of Arts Building, Flat Street, Sheffield S1 2BA

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Interview with Shivanee Ramlochan by Monique Roffey

Monique Roffey interviews Shivanee Ramlochan for Wasafiri.

I’ve been in love with nasty women long before that term acquired currency as a trending battle cry. This is the reason Kali is the god of my household of one – no sanitised version, but Kali in her black-skinned, murderous, protectorate ire and grace. It’s my honour to write about women who bleed, fuck, dance, cuss, transact and thief without apology, be they gentle or garrotte-hearted.

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Sharmaine Lovegrove calls us 'brilliant and dynamic'

In an interview at The Bookseller, in which she talks about the Clarissa Luard Award for Independent Publishers, Sharmaine Lovegrove gives a shoutout to Peepal Tree and our friends at Jacaranda, calling us 'brilliant and dynamic'. (Read the article in full.)

Last week we were named as among those lucky and hard-working publishers to make the shortlist for the £10,000 award.

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Peepal Tree shortlisted for the Clarissa Luard Award!

We are thrilled to report that we have been shortlisted for the prestigious Clarissa Luard Award for Independent Publishers. We are in some excellent company, as the shortlist  includes other ace indies, Lantana Publishing, Little Toller Books and Penned In the Margins.

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Unions and professional services for writers

As writers, most of us will be freelance and self-employed. That can be a very lonely state of affairs, but when you add in problems with cashflow, late payment and legal advice, being a writer can seem like a daunting task. Thankfully, there are a number of ways you can protect yourself and help secure your rights.

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