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Leeds: Talking Statues

Discover Khadijah Ibrahiim's new work at Millennium Square in Talking Statues. Commissioned by Sing London along with playwright Daniel Bye and screenwriter Ben Tagoe, Khadijah gives a voice to one of the many golden owls on display outside Leeds Civic Hall. The owls' stories are voiced by personalities such as Vic Reeves, Brian Blessed, Gemma Whelan and Ian McMillan.

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Chapeltown Word Junction 2016

Sunday 10 July, 11am-3pm
Inkwell, 31 Potternewton Lane, Leeds LS7 3LW

Building on the successful launch of the Chapeltown Word Junction collection (housed at the Reginald Centre library), this popular event returns to once again showcase an eclectic sampling of Chapeltown writers and publishings about Chapeltown. Expect a range of stimulating poetry, prose, performance and discussion that crosses genres and the ages.

Celebrating Creativity in Chapeltown

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Book Launch: Tracing Jaja by Anthony Kellman

Friday 8 July, 7pm - 9pm
Barbados High Commission, 1 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3ND
Free, but booking required

The Barbados High Commission and Peepal Tree Press present the London launch of Tracing Jaja a novel by celebrated Barbadian writer, poet and musician, Anthony Kellman.

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Peepal Tree Social with guest writer Anthony Kellman

Friday 15 July, 6pm - 8pm
Peepal Tree Press
17 King's Avenue
Leeds
LS6 1QS

Peepal Tree Press presents an evening of fiction and poetry with celebrated Barbadian writer, poet and musician, Anthony Kellman.

A poet, novelist, and musician, Tony is the originator of the Barbados poetic form, Tuk Verse, based on the rhythms of Tuk, the island's indigenous music.

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Wenmimareba Collins Klobah features at 20 Poetas en la 20: poesía pa'l barrio

Thursday 23 June, 9-11pm
La Grilla Liquor Store (Ave. Fernández Juncos, Santurce)

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Take part in the Words in the City Poetry Slam 2016

Saturday 9 July, 4.30-5.30pm
Waterstones, Bradford
Hosted by Sai Murray

·         Do you want to be part of the 2016 Words in the City Slam?
·         Do you have 2 poems no longer than 3 minutes each?
·         Are you free to perform at Waterstones on Sat 9 July?
·         Are you used to reading/performing your work to an audience?*
·         Are you 18 or over? 

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Words in the City with Malika Booker, Khadijah Ibrahiim and Sai Murray

Saturday 9 July, 12pm, Waterstones Bradford
The Wool Exchange, Hustlergate, Bradford, BD1 1BL

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Peepal Tree Salon at Waterstones Piccadilly

15 June 2016, 7pm Free but please book!

Waterstones Piccadilly will be hosting an evening of memoir, poetry and fiction from Peepal Tree Press with authors Yvonne Weekes, Desiree Reynolds, and Maya Chowdhry. All published by the celebrated Leeds-based Caribbean and Black British publishers, these three talented women writers will read and discuss their work with Peepal Tree’s Managing Editor and Henry Swanzy award-winner Jeremy Poynting.   

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Peepal Tree authors at Calabash!

If you're in Jamaica next weekend, don't forget to check out the Calabash International Literary Festival. A number of Peepal Tree authors will be present, including Diana McCaulay, Vladimir Lucien, Velma Pollard and Kwame Dawes.

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Kendel Hippolyte and Vladimir Lucien at Saint Lucia Studies Conference

We're thrilled to announce that Peepal Tree poets Kendel Hippolyte and Vladimir Lucien will be presenting at the 6th Saint Lucia Studies Conference. Presented by The Hon. Harold Simmons Folk Academy of the Folk Research Centre, the event runs Wednesday 22 June to Friday 24 June at the Folk Research Centre. This year's theme is “Discovering St. Lucian life and culture through ongoing research”.

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