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2016 SI Leeds Literary Prize shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the SI Leeds Literary Prize 2016 for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women:

Dark Chapter – Winnie Li
Deadly Sacrifice – Stella Akinade-Ahmadou
Marmite and Mango Chutney – Amita Murray
Our Staggering Minds – Harkiran Dhindsa
Recognising Strangers – Jamilah Ahmed
When Skies Are Grey – Fran Clark

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Women Writers of the Future: SI Leeds Literary Prize

Sunday 9 October, 6pm
Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
£8 + booking fee (concessions: 50% off)

Hear a discussion of diversity in publishing at this pre-award event for the SI Leeds Literary Prize.

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Inscribe Workshop: Imagery in Poetry with Kendel Hippolyte

Saturday 5 November 2016 from 11am-4pm
DIY Space for London, 96-108 Ormside Street, London, SE15 1TF
Book online

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Tiphanie Yanique in conversation with the Forward Foundation

Ahead of the awards ceremony for the Forward Prizes, Tiphanie Yanique spoke to the Forward Foundation about her work. She spoke about her first full-length collection for adults and the impetus behind creating new books:

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Reader Offer: 2-4-1 tickets to see Sharon Millar and Jacob Ross

Thursday 29 September
The Dark Caribbean
Jacob Ross and Sharon Millar with Claire Armitstead
7:30pm Tickets £10 (£8 concessions)

‘I knew the time of day when though it is hot and blue and there are no clouds, the sky can have a very black look.’ --Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys

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Latest reviews: Nicholas Laughlin and Tiphanie Yanique

Check out two new reviews: of Tiphanie Yanique's Wife and Nicholas Laughlin's The Strange Years of My Life.

Read more reviews or email us with your own reviews!

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Peepal Tree Salon: Tiphanie Yanique and Malika Booker at Waterstones, Piccadilly Circus

Monday 19 September, 7-9pm
Waterstones Piccadilly Circus, 203 - 206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD

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Read the latest from Lynne E. Blackwood

Inscribe-supported writer Lynne E. Blackwood has begun to blog about her travels around Spain as she researches her latest work. Read the blog to find out what she's been up to so far.

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A round-up of our latest reviews

Firstly, we have three reviews of Wife by Tiphanie Yanique.

The first is by Martyn Crucefix for martyncrucefix.com on Tuesday 30 August:

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Maya Chowdhry launches Fossil with Kadija Sesay and friends

Kadija Sesay and Friends: In Celebration of National Poetry Day
with Kadija Sesay and her poetry friends with their debut collections and brand new work!
Monday 10 October, 7-9pm
Barbican Library, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

This year, our event takes place with the launch of Maya Chowdhry’s poetry chapbook Fossil, published by Peepal Tree Press' Inscribe imprint.

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