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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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An Evening of Tea & Readings in Trinidad

2016 has seen the launches of some outstanding Trinidadian works of poetry, nonfiction and fiction. With that in mind, Paper Based Bookshop is proud to reprise readings from four of this year's writers who launched books at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest. These launch readings form the foundation of the fourth official Evening of Tea and Readings, to be held on Saturday 28 May at 4:30 pm.

Reading on the day will be:

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Closure Event at Bradford Literature Festival

One day into this year's festival, the Closure: Contemporary Black British Short Stories event  explores the genesis of the anthology, the stories it holds and the tales it tells.

Closure editor Jacob Ross is joined by anthology authors Tariq Mehmood, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Leone Ross in conversation with Emily Zobel Marshall on May 21st at the Bradford Literature Festival 2016.

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Peepal Tree at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad & Tobago

We're thrilled that a number of our writers, and our Managing Editor Jeremy Poynting, will all be present at this year's NGC Bocas Lit Fest - Trinidad & Tobago literary festival.

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Inscribe writers at Crawley WordFest

Check out two of our Inscribe writers at WordFest: Crawley Festival of Words.
Literary Feast
Thursday 21 April, 7.30pm
Crawley Library
Southgate Avenue
RH10 6HG
A feast of bite-sized performances from writers and poets exploring the rich foods of the globe. Odes to mangos, jerk chicken, curry and samosas.

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Peepal Tree Press at the London Radical Bookfair 2016

Peepal Tree Press will be heading off to the London Radical Bookfair on 7 May from 12-7pm. We'll be stocking some of our very best titles for sale on the day. We hope to see you there!

This year's bookfair takes place across three floors of converted warehouse: Ugly Duck, 47/49 Tanner Street, SE1 3PL.

Find out more at the London Radical Bookfair website.

London Radical Bookfair 2016
7 May, 12-7pm
Ugly Duck
47/49 Tanner Street, SE1 3PL.

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