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Dedicated to St Clair Morris 1938 - 2017

Khadijah Ibrahiim

When we think about the Windrush generation, it’s often of those who came as factory workers, nurses, bus drivers and so on. We often forget about those who arrived in England as artists and contributors to the traditional musical genres of the Caribbean people. So, let’s take a moment to imagine a dream.

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The Poetry School courses with Maya Chowdhry and Adam Lowe

Inscribe-supported writers Maya Chowdhry and Adam Lowe will both be leading courses in Manchester for The Poetry School.

Digital Poetry with Maya Chowdhry
Drawing on visual poetic forms this course will explore how electronic literature can use, and expand, language to create digital forms, such as Hypertext and Data Poetry. Book here.

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Miami Book Fair: ReadCaribbean 2017

Trinidad Noir: The Classics
Saturday, November 18 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Full of Life: Writing Fiction on Older Years in the 21st Century

Time: 11-4pm
Dates:   Saturday 2 Dec 2017 - London (Book here)
             and
             Saturday 27 Jan 2018 - Leeds (Book here)
Cost*:   £15/£12conc
Venues: London: Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX (Kentish Town tube station)
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My St Lucia: Writer John Robert Lee

John Robert Lee is a Saint Lucian writer who has published several collections of poetry along with short stories and reviews, and is currently co-editing a book on St Lucian culture.

Yello spoke to John about his life, how being from St Lucia influences his work and what advice he has for budding Caribbean writers.

Read the interview in full.

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Courttia Newland and Nii Parkes at Black Book Swap November

Black Book Swap, London's premier event dedicated to the work of Black authors, returns on Saturday 18 November, from 12:30 -  4:45pm. 

Join BBS for its 10th event!

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#metoo: Shivanee Ramlochan on the inspirations behind her collection

In the wake of public discussions around sexual abuse and the value of speaking out about these experiences (#metoo), Shivanee Ramlochan writes about the inspirations behind her collection, Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting in the T&T Guardian.

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A letter from Loretta Collins Klobah

Last month we wrote an open letter of support to everyone affected by Irma and Maria. We were very pleased to receive this handwritten letter from Loretta Collins Klobah sent by courier from Puerto Rico.

We are still without electricity and water… It looks as if the entire island has been bombed. Every street has extraordinary damage and debris.

A few of the impressive sights so far:

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Equinet - Celebrating BHM with Dorothea Smartt

Mon 23 October 2017
09:30 – 18:00
London South Bank University, Keyworth Centre, 8th Floor
Keyworth St
London
SE1 6NG

(Book online)

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Commission Call Out: Eclipse and Slate

Created by Black artists for Black artists.

Talented. Provocative. Innovating. Entertaining. Brave. Based in the North* and Black**.

Slate is a three-year movement supporting Black artists in the North to work on a local, national and international level. Born from a consultancy with Black artists across the region and led by Eclipse, this programme is designed to help you build a stronger, more visible practice locally, nationally and internationally.

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