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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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Call for Submissions 'Filigree' poetry anthology

Inscribe Series Editor, Kadija Sesay and internationally renowned and award winning poet Nii Ayikwei Parkes are looking for submissions for a new anthology of contemporary Black British poetry. The theme they have chosen for this exciting new anthology is ‘Filigree’.

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London Short Story Festival 2015

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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Seni Seneviratne at the Poetry Pavilion (plus enter poetry prize)

Inscribe alumni Seni Seneviratne will be appearing at next week's Poetry Pavilion at The London Book Fair.

Organised by Inpress, which supports independent publishers across the UK, the Poetry Pavilion showcases the very best of contemporary poetry.

You'll also be pleased to know that this year is also the first ever Inpress / The London Book Fair Poetry prize, which includes a prize of £20 in book tokens and a bottle of bubbly for the top three entries.

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SI Prize Winner – Mahsuda Snaith

The 2014 winner of the SI Leeds Prize was announced at the Ikley Festival on 15 October. We are ecstatic for Mahsuda Snaith (an Inscribe-supported writer), who took first prize for her novel manuscript, The Constellation of Marianne Ravine Roy.

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