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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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Call for Poets/Writers: Presence

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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Maya Chowdhry previews Peas on Earth

Maya Chowdhry is currently working on a research and development project called Peas on Earth. Using augmented reality to produce an immersive live experience, Maya is building on and developing work created via Word of Warning's Divergency. She is investigating with technologists, live artists and potential audiences to create a show that capitalises on the best aspects of performance and technology.

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Fresh Milk writer-in-residence for November 2016: Dorothea Smartt

Dorothea Smartt’s work typically bridges the islands of Britain and Barbados, effortlessly shuttling between local and global scenes, as it weaves a diasporic web. She has two full collections, Connecting Medium (2001) and Ship Shape (2008). In the latter, ‘a powerful work of reclamation, restitution and reanimation’ (Wasafiri) she offers a name and imagined life to the African buried in Samboo’s Grave, Lancaster.

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