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Jacob Ross at York Literature Festival

Fri, March 24, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Waterstone’s York, Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL

Jacob Ross will read from The Bone Readers, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Introduction by Peepal Tree Managing Editor Jeremy Poynting.

'The Bone Readers is a page-turner, but its insights and language are equally testament to a literary novel of impressive depth and acuity.' The Guardian

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Shara McCallum UK Tour

Renaissance One and Peepal Tree Press are organising a UK tour for Jamaican poet Shara McCallum. More details and dates will be added as they come.

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22 & 24 February: Rommi Smith Performs the Archive

Rommi Smith, poet, playwright, performer, and the first British Parliamentary Writer in Residence, comes to the City University of New York Graduate Center to present a stunning lecture-performance animated by her archival exploration of the lives of women jazz and blues musicians.

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Thoughts on British Black and Asian Literature (1945-2010)

Goldsmiths, University of London

Friday 27 January 2017

 

You are invited to an afternoon’s symposium of discussion with leading scholars in the fields of post-war British Black and Asian Literature with readings by Moniza Alvi and Courttia Newland, sponsored by Wasafiri:

 

3.30pm–5.30pm - Richard Hoggart Building

 

Prof. John McLeod (University of Leeds)

Dr. Malachi McIntosh (Runnymede Trust)

Prof. Susheila Nasta (The Open University),

Dr James Procter (Newcastle University)

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Launch: Shara McCallum's Madwoman at UWI, Mona

The Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona will host the launch of Shara McCallum’s collection of poetry Madwoman on Sunday December 11, 2016 at 11:00 am in the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1), Faculty of Humanities and Education, at the University of the West Indies, Mona.

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Adam Lowe, Dean Atta and Maya Chowdhry at Outspoken 2017

Hosted by Inscribe-supported writer Adam Lowe (Young Enigma).

A very special showcase of queer spoken word,poetry and literature in the beautiful setting of Manchester Central Library.

Featuring the talents of Dean Atta, Paula Varjack, Gerry Potter and Maya Chowdhury.

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A Meeting of the Continents: International Poetry Night

Two New Beacon 50th Anniversary Events
On Saturday 3 December at the British Library

Changing Britannia: Through the Arts and Activism
The legacy of New Beacon Books, the UK’s first black publisher and bookshop
By Professor Gus John

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Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts presents Ishion Hutchinson & MacGillivray

Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts presents
Ishion Hutchinson & MacGillivray
Tuesday 22 November 2016, 7.15pm, Culture Lab, Newcastle University

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Literary Leicester: Closure: Black British Writing

Literary Leicester celebrates the launch of Closure on 17 Nov 2016, the first Black British short story anthology in fifteen years.

Voted 'a 2016 must read', by The Guardian and Buzzfeed, this anthology is rich with stories which, like life, rarely end in the way we might expect…

Come hear four top-notch writers read and discuss their stories with Peepal Tree Press Associate Editor, Jacob Ross. Readers include Jacqueline Crooks, Leicester’s own Mahsuda Snaith, Leone Ross and Desiree Reynolds.

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Book tour: Fossil by Maya Chowdhry

This month we published Fossil, the exciting new chapbook by Inscribe-supported writer Maya Chowdhry. Maya, who lives and works in Manchester, is an interactive artist who works across disciplines. Fossil explores the impact of human activity on climate change though a post-colonial lens and from the perspective of all life on earth including plants, creatures, elements and inanimate objects.

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