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Zena Edwards' evaluation poem picked as winner by Kendel Hippolyte

Zena Edwards' poem, written as an evaluative response to stimulus in Kendel Hippolyte's Inscribe workshop on poetry, was picked as the winner for the workshop contest.

The Vegan Burger Was Nice! 'Bijou' takes on a whole new meaning when filled with writers A treasure trove in a warehouse Concrete, cold - warm wordy women The overspill of sounds conflict Writery thoughts and liberation music collide. But it's people and community space that keep community alive.

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Praise for Inscribe

by Jocelyn Watson

As a BAME woman who has come to writing later in my life, I want to stress how invaluable and key the support I received from Inscribe has been. Having access to Inscribe has meant that I have been able to attend many workshops and events, where I have had the opportunity to meet and learn from other BAME writers and to develop my craft. Most recently Inscribe has supported and assisted me in obtaining an Arts Council Grant which means that I can fulfil a lifelong ambition to write a novel and to hopefully see it published in my lifetime.

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Desiree Reynolds: We Are Still Writing against Ourselves

Why do our heroines have to be ‘beautiful’? Can a female character… just be? What is it saying about literature that we as women still produce, if our heroines have to be beautiful? Does it not say more about the society in which it’s written? I’ve recently been a part of a shortlisting process and the experience left me disturbed and depressed. I can’t begin to count the amount of times I was told, by a writer, how ‘beautiful’ the heroine was. How her ‘beauty’ then motivates the other characters and the story. What?

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Patrice Lawrence nominated for Costa Book Awards

Patrice Lawrence, who appears in our Inscribe title Closure: Contemporary Black British Short Stories (edited by Jacob Ross with series editor Kadija Sesay), has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards for her novel Orangeboy. Congrats, Patrice! We're crossing our fingers for you.

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Lynne E. Blackwood makes The Asian Writer shortlist

Lynne E. Blackwood has one of the short stories from her collection on The Asian Writer's competition shortlist. The story will also be in an anthology published by Dahlia Books in Spring 2017.

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Call for Poets/Writers: Presence

A multi-media project in the North-East England funded by Arts Council England

Coordinated by identity on tyne, Presence has developed out of a First World War project, Beyond the Western Front, which researched the contribution of Black, Asian and ethnic minorities in the First World War.

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Black History Month activities with Patricia Foster

The UK celebrates Black History Month in October and Patricia Foster has a busy calendar ahead!

This Wednesday 19 October 2016, Patricia will be delivering a poetry workshop for Black History Month. It will be part of the University of West London Students’ Union (UWLSU) Black Histoy Month programme.

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Valda Jackson at Slavery: Close to the Bone

Slavery: Close to the Bone
Saturday 22 October, 2-3pm
Georgian House Museum – 7 Great George Street (off Park Street), Bristol

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Wheel N Come Again: Pelo Malo screening with spoken word

The Brunswick, 1-3 Holland Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1JF, tel. 01273 733984

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Losing the Plot: Giving your characters space to respond to the narrative

by Nikheel Gorolay

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