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Thoughts on British Black and Asian Literature (1945-2010)

Goldsmiths, University of London

Friday 27 January 2017

 

You are invited to an afternoon’s symposium of discussion with leading scholars in the fields of post-war British Black and Asian Literature with readings by Moniza Alvi and Courttia Newland, sponsored by Wasafiri:

 

3.30pm–5.30pm - Richard Hoggart Building

 

Prof. John McLeod (University of Leeds)

Dr. Malachi McIntosh (Runnymede Trust)

Prof. Susheila Nasta (The Open University),

Dr James Procter (Newcastle University)

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Adam Lowe receives Presence commission

Inscribe-supported writer and performer Adam Lowe joins Presence, a multi-media project in the North-East England funded by Arts Council England. Coordinated by identity on tyne, Presence has developed out of a First World War project, Beyond the Western Front, which researched the contribution of Black, Asian and ethnic minorities in the First World War.

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Christine Craig poem appears in Stabroek News

Christine Craig's poem 'Elsa's Poem' appears in Stabroek News, where Al Creighton examines its meaning and importance.

'in this poem, “Elsa’s Version,” she finds herself in the company of such poets as Senior, Goodison and Mordecai'

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Lauren K Alleyne wins Philip Freund Prize in Creative Writing

The Cornell Department of English Program in Creative Writing has selected Lauren K Alleyne to receive the Philip Freund Prize in Creative Writing for excellence in publication. The alumni prize comes with a $5,000 stipend, and invitation to read as part of their reading series. The monies that support it come from the Philip Freund ‘29 endowment. Three other alumni writers have been invited to participate in the reading on Thursday 2 November 2017. Other Freund Prize recipients Stephen Gutierrez, Tacey M. Atsitty and Jeninne Capo Crucet.

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Zena Edwards' evaluation poem picked as winner by Kendel Hippolyte

Zena Edwards' poem, written as an evaluative response to stimulus in Kendel Hippolyte's Inscribe workshop on poetry, was picked as the winner for the workshop contest.

The Vegan Burger Was Nice! 'Bijou' takes on a whole new meaning when filled with writers A treasure trove in a warehouse Concrete, cold - warm wordy women The overspill of sounds conflict Writery thoughts and liberation music collide. But it's people and community space that keep community alive.

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The Bone Readers longlisted for Jhalak Prize

We are delighed to announce that Jacob Ross's new literary crime fiction novel, The Bone Readers has been longlisted for the new Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour! 

The shortlist will be announced on 6th February 2017 and the winner will be announced during Bare Lit Festival 2017.

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Loretta Collins Klobah interviews Jacqueline Bishop

In "Bringing It All Together: The Creative Process of Artist and Writer Jacqueline Bishop", Loretta Collins Klobah (University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras) interviews Jacqueline Bishop, author of the award-winning book The Gymnast and Other Positions, a collection of stories, essays and interviews. The piece was just published in Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal (13: 2).

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Nick Makoha wins 2016 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize

Congratulations to Nick Makoha, winner of the 2016 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize for Resurrection Man, selected by Robin Coste Lewis. Nick will receive $500, publication by Jai-Alai Books in spring 2017, a week-long residency at The Writers Room at The Betsy Hotel and 10 complimentary copies of the chapbook. He will give a feature reading at the 2017 O, Miami Poetry Festival.

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Report on the launch of Kumina Queen by Monica Minott

If one was to believe in stereotypes, accounting would seem the profession least likely to produce a poet. Yet, Monica Minott, accountant by day, has been steadily and quietly crafting her poetry and gaining a modicum of attention since winning the Small Axe Poetry Prize in 2009. Her recently unearthed collection Kumina Queen makes a great account of her place among contemporary Jamaican poets.

Read the full report at Susumba.

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Praise for Inscribe

by Jocelyn Watson

As a BAME woman who has come to writing later in my life, I want to stress how invaluable and key the support I received from Inscribe has been. Having access to Inscribe has meant that I have been able to attend many workshops and events, where I have had the opportunity to meet and learn from other BAME writers and to develop my craft. Most recently Inscribe has supported and assisted me in obtaining an Arts Council Grant which means that I can fulfil a lifelong ambition to write a novel and to hopefully see it published in my lifetime.

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