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Book tour: Fossil by Maya Chowdhry

This month we published Fossil, the exciting new chapbook by Inscribe-supported writer Maya Chowdhry. Maya, who lives and works in Manchester, is an interactive artist who works across disciplines. Fossil explores the impact of human activity on climate change though a post-colonial lens and from the perspective of all life on earth including plants, creatures, elements and inanimate objects.

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Save the Date: Narrating the Caribbean Nation 2017

Narrating the Caribbean Nation will be at Leeds University 24-25 February 2017. The Friday evening will feature readings and performances by Peepal Tree's writers, and the Saturday conference will bring together readers, writers, academics and publishers for round table discussions and presentations. Kwame Dawes (Peepal Tree's associate poetry editor) is our keynote speaker.

The conference will be followed by a fabulous after party in Leeds celebrating over 30 years of Peepal Tree Press!

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Off the Shelf: Reading and Discussion with Desiree Reynolds

Thursday 20 October
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Writer Desiree Reynolds reads from her debut novel Seduce followed by a discussion exploring the themes in this dark, witty and passionate novel. 

Organised by Burngreave Library

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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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SI Leeds Literary prize announces winner

We are delighted to announce the awards for the SI Leeds Literary Prize for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women:

1st Place: Amita Murray - Marmite and Mango Chutney
2nd Place: Winnie M Li - Dark Chapter
3rd Place: Jamilah Ahmed - Recognising Strangers

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Malika Booker: How We Sing Our Bodies

Ilkley Literature Festival
Date: Friday 14th October
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Ilkley Playhouse - Wharfeside
Price: £6.00/£4.00 concessions

Part of the A Man’s Place? Festival Strand.

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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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Peepal Tree authors at Miami Book Fair 2016

Peepal Tree Press writers will be on the frontlines of the Miami Book Fair this year. Organisers have created a whole strand for Caribbean literature. so make sure you say hi and check out the numerous events happening in the city! Here's the list of events featuring our authors.

Saturday 19 November

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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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