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Peepal Tree authors at The Northern Short Story Festival 2017

The Northern Short Story Festival 2017, Saturday 3 June at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

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Speaking Volumes' Breaking Ground in the Caribbean

Speaking Volumes is delighted to welcome Mervyn Morris for one final tour before the end of his tenure as Jamaica’s Poet Laureate. Celebrating his 80th year and the release of his Collected Poems – Peelin Orange (Carcanet) – Professor Morris will visit London, Bristol and Manchester to read and talk at events which also include Linton Kwesi Johnson (Waterstones Piccadilly London), Jackie Kay (Manchester) and Kei Miller (George Padmore Institute London) among others.

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Cyril Dabydeen at CAA-NCR April Meeting

CAA-NCR April Meeting
Modernism and Micro-fiction in Creative Writing, with Cyril Dabydeen
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Location: McNabb Community Center, Percy St. at Gladstone

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Desiree Reynolds joins line-up for Grrrl Con 2017

Aimed at emerging women writers of all levels, Grrrl Con – presented by Write Like a Grrrl and For Books’ Sake – will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect and collaborate with a nationwide community, while delivering all the essential tools, insight and inspiration to revolutionise your writing craft and confidence.

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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 present

UK MADWOMAN tour for Jamaican/US poet Shara McCallum

Leeds: Tuesday 2 May, 5.45pm 
Open to the public and free admission.
Alumni Room, School of English, 10 Cavendish Road, University of Leeds

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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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