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A Meeting of the Continents: International Poetry Night

Two New Beacon 50th Anniversary Events
On Saturday 3 December at the British Library

Changing Britannia: Through the Arts and Activism
The legacy of New Beacon Books, the UK’s first black publisher and bookshop
By Professor Gus John

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Maya Chowdhry looking for tech mentor for augmented reality project

Transmedia writer, poet and inTer-aCtive artist Maya Chowdhry is looking for a technology mentor to assist her with a research and development project investigating the use of augmented reality to produce an immersive live experience.

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The New Yorker profiles Ishion Hutchinson

The New Yorker's profile of Ishion Hutchinson is a wonderful read and a great look at his latest collection. In the review, his knack for language is compared to Blake's:

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Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts presents Ishion Hutchinson & MacGillivray

Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts presents
Ishion Hutchinson & MacGillivray
Tuesday 22 November 2016, 7.15pm, Culture Lab, Newcastle University

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Lynne E. Blackwood makes The Asian Writer shortlist

Lynne E. Blackwood has one of the short stories from her collection on The Asian Writer's competition shortlist. The story will also be in an anthology published by Dahlia Books in Spring 2017.

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ReadCaribbean brings Caribbean writers to Miami Book Fair 2016

True to its name, the Miami International Book Fair is keep its eye on vistas beyond its own shores, and we're thrilled to see a slew of Caribbean writers on show throughout the programme.

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Reviews round-up: September/October 2016

We're thrilled to see a great review of The Repenters by Kevan Jared Hosein in the T&T Guardian.

The Marvellous Equations of the Dread by Marcia Douglas has been nominated for The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses. We were thrilled to read the excellent comments from the judging panel.

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Esther Phillips picks up NIFCA prize and Governor General's Award

Esther Phillips' collection Leaving Atlantis just won two awards! It picked up a gold award in the professional category of the NIFCA Literary Competition in Barbados, as well as the Governor General's Award for Excellence. Congratulations, Esther!

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Writing on the Arts: A Workshop for Caribbean Culture Journalists

The British Council, working in partnership with the Bocas Lit Fest, based in Trinidad and Tobago, and the Department of Literatures in English at the University of

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Literary Leicester: Closure: Black British Writing

Literary Leicester celebrates the launch of Closure on 17 Nov 2016, the first Black British short story anthology in fifteen years.

Voted 'a 2016 must read', by The Guardian and Buzzfeed, this anthology is rich with stories which, like life, rarely end in the way we might expect…

Come hear four top-notch writers read and discuss their stories with Peepal Tree Press Associate Editor, Jacob Ross. Readers include Jacqueline Crooks, Leicester’s own Mahsuda Snaith, Leone Ross and Desiree Reynolds.

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