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Jacqueline Crooks book tour shapes up

Jacqueline Crooks is planning a number of exciting events in support of her upcoming book, The Ice Migration. She will be reading, delivering workshops and taking part in debates and discussions.

London Live (interview)
Friday 17 May 2018, 5.30pm

Jacqueline will be interviewed live on air. Tune in to hear more about her work and The Ice Migration.

Passport to the Motherland – Migration Dreams
Friday 8 June 2018, 18.00 – 21.45
V&A Museum
All tickets £5

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A slew of reviews for Minoli Salgado

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Merrie Joy Williams on London Book Fair 2018

This year through nominations by SABLE Lit Mag to The Literary Consultancy some Inscribe associated writers received free tickets to attend the prestigious London Book Fair, that took place 10-12 April at London Olympia. 

Staged annually, LBF sees more than 25,000 publishing professionals arrive in London for the week of the Fair to learn, network, and kick off their year of business. LBF also features an Author HQ designed for writers, and a range of opportunities for those wanting to know more about the industry.

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Degna Stone: A lesson in bullet points

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Minoli Salgado takes Slovenia by storm!

Minoli Salgado has just returned from an epic tour of Slovenia! Here's a summary of the many events, interviews and appearances she made during her time there.

Public Talks in Ljubljana

Minoli took par in two public talks in the capital city of Ljubljana to promote the Slovenian translation of A Little Dust on the Eyes. These were:

26 March: Literary Event: 'Twelve Cries from Home': Public talk with Readings. Hosted by Department of English, University of Ljubljana. Discussant Petra Mertec (journalist).

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Leone Ross longlisted for Edge Hill Prize

Hot on the heels of her Saboteur Awards nomination, Leone Ross has been longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize. Putting her in the running for a whopping £10,000, this is a highly regarded prize that celebrates the art of short stories. The Edge Hill Prize is now the only UK award for a single-authored collection of short stories. The shortlist will be announced sometime in June. The award ceremony will be held on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Rd, London where it is hoped the shortlisted writers will read from their work.

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Jacqueline Crooks at the Northern Short Story Festival 2018

Stories Across Worlds with Jacqueline
Sat 2 June 
Room 1: Carriageworks Theatre

This workshop will help you develop stories that range across landscapes, languages, space and time. Using writing exercises, visuals and soundscapes we will develop unique settings.  We will develop characters and place them within settings that give them voice to tell their unique stories. This workshop is suitable for writers of all levels, particularly those from the margins, writing outside the mainstream.

Tickets: £12 (single event)

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Peepal Tree authors at Words in the City

Dead and Wake: Khadijah Ibrahiim plus guest musicians

Experience a Jamaican ‘Nine Night’ with poet and live artist Khadijah Ibrahiim. Interactive candlelit performance exploring Carribean rituals around death through poetry, music, ghost stories and song.

Features specially created poems and traditional Nine Night songs.

A WITC micro-commission.

Date: Thursday 10th May
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Hope House Gallery
Price: FREE

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Folk on the Tyne Backbone of our Land

Great Exhibition of the North: Folk on the Tyne
Backbone of our Land
Saturday 28th July, 2018. 6pm - 7pm

Backbone of our Land. What does it mean to be Northern? Why do we live here and why do we stay here? A host of leading Northern poets and folk musicians have been asking these questions.

“How did we get here, eh? We’re surprised to find ourselves on the brink of a seismic shift in our national identity but how did we get to this? When did we stop talking to each other? Let’s start talking now.

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Read 'Roof of Night' by Ishion Hutchinson

First, above all, I live forever. And
thereafter redecorate paradise
in the majesty of the Roof Nightclub,
DJ Lucifer, at predawn hours
terrifies the floorboards to give way to
Apollyon’s abyss, reflecting scarred light
on the wall. The mirror alive with tremors.

Of the poem, Ishion writes:

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