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Slideshow from the Leeds Inscribe meet-up with Nii Parkes

Nii Ayikwei Parkes joined a group of our Inscribe-supported writers in Leeds to discuss submissions for our forthcoming anthology, Filigree.

Filigree will follow on from our groundbreaking anthologies Red and Closure. There's still time to submit to the anthology, so make sure you check out the submission guidelines.

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Degna Stone - Poet in Residence at Northern Poetry Library

Everyone at Inscribe would like to offer our congratulations to Degna Stone on her recent appointment as a poet-in-residence at the Northern Poetry Library.

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Mahsuda Snaith on diversity in publishing

Inscribe supported writer and SI Leeds Literary Prize-winner Mahsuda Snaith recently wrote on the topic of diversity in publishing at The Writers' Workshop.

Diversity in publishing has been a hot topic in industry for some time, not least because we had a good old yell about it over on Agent Hunter. But, despite some much overdue attention, very little has changed. Publishing was and is a very white, middle-class, metropolitan industry. Yes, it’s very welcoming of women – but black voices? Asian voices? Gay and lesbian voices?

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Readers and Writers Group: Caribbean writing in the 1960s and 1970s

Join the Peepal Tree/Inscribe Readers and Writers group for our next meeting. Following on from his first session, where we looked at early Caribbean literature and its precursors,  Peepal Tree's Managing Editor, Jeremy Poynting will be talking about at the huge explosion of Caribbean writing in the 1960s and 1970s, using lots of examples from both fiction and poetry. The session will be informal, is designed to provoke debate and discussion, and will give you lots of ideas for taking your reading and writing further! 

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Arts Council England awards Lynne E. Blackwood grant to finish novel

We're happy to see that Arts Council England is supporting Lynne E. Blackwood as she finishes the manuscript for her novel. Lynne, part of our Inscribe cohort, writes,

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Filigree masterclass with Nii Parkes - save the date!

Sat 20 Feb 2016 11-4pm
Commonword/Cultureword
No. 3 Planetree House
21-31 Oldham Street
Manchester M1 1JG
(entrance via buzzer marked number 3.)
0161 832 3777
Price: £15 or £12 (concessions & Inscribers)
(Book tickets)

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Peepal Tree/Inscribe Readers and Writers Group with Malika Booker

Following on from our last great meeting, led by Khadijah Ibrahiim, we're pleased to announce the Peepal Tree/Inscribe Readers and Writers Group workshop will be led by poet and tutor Malika Booker. Saturday 16th Jan 4.00pm - 6.00pm. 

This session will be full of practical techniques for writers - participants will leave the workshop with a map full of ideas for future work as well as a first draft.

 

Topic: Writing from life experiences.

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Peepal Tree/Inscribe Readers and Writers Group

Great turn out on Sunday for the Peepal Tree/Inscribe Readers and Writers Group workshop! No amount of rain stopped the creative energy in that room! There was a common thread of shared experiences, the urge to write stories and to be heard!! Round the table / Hearts opened, pens were put to paper' written work shared! rekindled emotions through family love, loss n birth, historical narratives, finding ones feet/place/voice, praise poems n elegies...

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London Short Story Festival report by Jocelyn Watson

Thanks to Inscribe and the London Short Story Festival Free Ticket Scheme I was able to attend what was an inspiring and encouraging event with short story writers from all over the world, reading their work, sharing their ideas and skills and debating the role of the short story in literary fiction today.

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More praise for Inscribe's latest publication

"Opening a short story anthology, there is often something to delight, something to surprise. There is also often something clever, self-indulgent, that speaks of a writer's skill but limited experience of life. Jacob Ross's careful selection of stories from black British writers restores a sense of connection with the detail of human fragility in our fragmented contemporary culture; with narrative, with the spirit. With the subtle, sometimes unconscious, responses of these writers to what Britishness means.

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