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Sable Poet-in-Residence Patricia Foster Reads Poetry and Delivers Workshops at Mboka Festival, Gambia, 2017

The SABLE Literary Festival is part of the brilliant new collaboration - the Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport, 7-17 January 2017 - in warm and delightful Gambia. Mboka means ‘One Family’ in Wolof.

In my role as the first Sable Poet-in-Residence, I was invited to read and deliver workshops. It was an honour and complete privilege. However, I was forewarned I would be worked very hard and indeed I was.

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Alecia McKenzie wins international award

Jamaican author and journalist Alecia McKenzie has just won a second prize for her first novel, after Commonwealth accolades for her short stories.
Sweetheart (Trésor in French) has been awarded the 2017 Prix Carbet des Lycéens. It’s a literary competition, judged by French-Caribbean high school students, to highlight the best writing by authors from the entire Caribbean region.

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Helen Klonaris' If I Had the Wings picked as one of '5 New Lesbian Books to Watch Out For'

As part of Pride Month, Ballyroan Reads selected five new lesbian books that caught their eye--including Helen Klonaris debut collection.

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First ever literary fiction by a Greek-Bahamian writer: Helen Klonaris’ literary debut

Peepal Tree Press is delighted to announce the publication of a book of short stories uniquely shining a light on the Greek community of the Bahamas, making connections between Caribbean lives and the figures and narratives drawn from Greek and African mythologies. Its author, Helen Klonaris, was recently shortlisted for the region's prestigious Commonwealth Short Story Prize. If I Had the Wings is Helen Klonaris’s first fiction book, though she has published very widely in anthologies and magazines. 

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The new short story collection from Leone Ross!

Peepal Tree Press, publisher of the best in Caribbean and Back British writing, is thrilled to announce the publication of Leone Ross's hotly-anticipated short story collection, Come Let Us Sing Anyway – Ross’ first book in 15 years!

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Mahsuda Snaith launches The Things We Thought We Knew

Inscribe-supported writer Mahsuda Snaith will be launching her amazing new book, The Things We Thought We Knew at Waterstones in Leicester, on Tuesday 13th of June.

If you'd like to come along, please e-mail Mahsuda's publisher, Penguin Random House, details below

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Leone Ross at That's What She Said

For Books' Sake presents 'That's What She Said'
Wed 31 May 2017
19:00 – 22:00

The Book Club
100-106 Leonard Street
London
EC2A 4RH

For Books’ Sake’s night of spoken word all written and performed by women welcomes a wide range of speakers, from slam poetry to storytelling, contemporary political thought to comedy, FBS brings women’s voices to the forefront, while at the same time giving a platform to writers and performers they love.

Leone Ross joins Raveen Kaur, Charlotte Christie and Jessica Brown.

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Call for writers from the Commonwealth

Commonwealth Writers and the School of Advanced Study, University of London, are looking for submissions from writers whose heritage includes the experience of indentured labour.

The anthology (title tbc) will include poetry, nonfiction and fiction and will be published in 2018 by the School of Advanced Study to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of indentured labour. Twenty of the 52 countries of the Commonwealth were affected by indentured labour migration in the twentieth century. The anthology will explore and be shaped by the legacy of indentured labour.

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Collected Poems Launch

Peepal Tree Press (UK), the Cultural Development Foundation and Mahanaim Publishing will host the launch of John Robert Lee’s Collected Poems 1975-2015. This takes place at the CDF Conference Room on Wednesday May 24th at 7.30 pm.

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International ME Awareness Day: Productivity tips for writers

Today is International ME Awareness Day. Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a complex multisystem disorder which causes symptoms such as post-exertional malaise (delayed illness and exacerbation of symptoms several days after activity of any kind), brain fog (problems with concentration and focus), orthostatic problems (light-headedness, dizziness), muscle and joint pain (the mylagia part), widespread inflamation (the -itis part), sensitivity to light and sound, disturbed sleep cycles, food and chemical sensitivities, and irritable bowel symptoms, among many others.

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