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The Body Narratives: Literary Brunch Club with Louisa Adjoa Parker, Hana Riaz and Victoria Adukwei Bulley

Date: 21st May 2017, 1pm – 3pm
Venue: Print Works Kitchen 20-26 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4SX
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Upcoming poetry and fiction weekenders

Book onto our writing retreats for some hands-on guidance of your work! Places are filling up fast.

Crafting Fiction: Inscribe Fiction Weekender 2-4 June 2017 at Debden House. Check out our fiction weekender. 

Mind the Gap: Inscribe Poetry Weekender 9-11 June 2017 at Debden House. Check out our poetry weekender.

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Bearing my teeth

by Maya Chowdhry

Recently I attended the Bare Lit Festival at Toynbee Studios in the East End of London. It describes itself as “a new literature festival by and for writers of colour”. #POC isn't my favourite term for us, but I decided to go along and challenge myself to find out why in 2017, when I’ve been writing professionally since 1989, we still need such a festival (I do actually know the answer to this, but for the purposes of this blog post imagine I don’t).

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Maya Chowdhry joins Linklater workshops at Ledbury

Maya Chowdhry has been offered a place on Ledbury Poetry Festival's fully funded Linklater method voice-coaching workshop for new poets. The brief is to fill the gap between publishing and performance, where a poet has the writing skills, but not necessarily the performance skills to deliver their poetry to an audience. The poet will have published at least their first collection, and have had some foray into performing at festivals or events.

Feedback from previous workshops has been overwhelmingly positive:

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Too cold for poets to sing: the life of Una Marson

Thursday 8 June 2017, 7pm to 8.30pm
Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill Street, SE15 5JR

Historian S.I. Martin and Inscribe-supported poet Patricia Foster bring Una Marson’s story to life.

FREE – but advance booking is essential via Eventbrite.

Part of Rhyme and Reason, Southwark Libraries Festival of Poetry and Music.

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Digital storytelling tools for writers

As writers, we're often looking for tools to help us write, or to help others in the pursuit of telling good stories. Luckily, Tech & Learning has a great list of 50 sites and apps for digital storytelling. Hopfully these will be of use!

Image: Pixabay

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News from Lynne E. Blackwood

Inscribe-supported writer Lynne E. Blackwood was shortlisted for the Asian Writer competition. Her story appears in the anthology, Dividing Lines, published by Dahlia Books. There will be a launch with Bidisha at Birmingham LitFest this coming weekend and there will be an autumn event in London where she will be reading her story.

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Inscribe Poetry Workshop with Nick Makoha

Saturday 6 May, 2017
11am - 5pm
Union 105 (East Street Arts), 105 Chapeltown Road, Chapeltown, Leeds LS7 3HY 
Price: £15 (£12 Inscribers)

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Crafting Fiction: Inscribe Fiction Weekender

Interested in an inspiring, intensive, creative writing long weekend? Working on your fiction? Developing your critical and editing skills? Do you want support to boost the crafting of your writing?

Attend Inscribe's residential fiction weekend at the recently renovated Debden House, on the edge of Epping Forest! This is a wonderful opportunity to gather with other writers from around the country, who are your creative peers, to spend an intensive two and a half days on your craft.

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Mind the Gap: Inscribe Poetry Weekender 9-11 June 2017

Photo: Hayley Madden

Interested in an inspiring, intensive, creative writing long weekend? Working on your poetry? Developing your critical and editing skills? Do you want support to boost the crafting of your poetry?

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