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Lynne Blackwood at Wordstock, Brighton

Brighton Open Market
1 Marshalls Row
Brighton
BN1 4JU
From 1pm
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Inscribe-supported writer Lynne Blackwood is going to be reading at Brighton's Wordstock. Wordstock is a free, all-day literary drop-in, which is part of the Brighton Fringe calendar.

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Time To Write: Making Room, Moving Body

First thing in the morning. In bed or at my desk. After just leaving the dream state. Before the distractions of the day interrupt fresh-brained consciousness. Before turning on the internet, mobile phone, email, “social” media. Before turning on the news... Over the years this has proved my peak productive writing time. Attempting to implement this regimen for at least one day a week I have organised a dedicated writing space, negotiated home-life, juggled paid commitments into afternoon and evening slots – and learnt to thrive on a relative lack of income.

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A Short and Eventful Journey on the Inscribe Writer's Programme

I can scarcely believe it was almost eight months ago, on a cold, dark December day when I made a trip I wasn't sure about. I was waist-deep in boxes, packing up my house to move. And the following day I was going travelling for two weeks. Feeling emotional and frazzled, it wasn't the best time for a Christmas party. But then being freelance, I don't often get invitations to these. So I thought, why not?

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SI Leeds Literary Prize 2018: open for business!

Entries can now be made to the 2018 SI Leeds Literary Prize, a trail-blazing award for new writing by black and Asian women. The biennial award is now in its 4th edition and has helped support a new generation of writers, including previous alumni Amita Murray, Mahsuda Snaith, Minoli Salgado, Season Butler and Kit de Waal.

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Desperately Seeking a Return to My Creative Soul

Written by Nana-Essi Casely-Hayford

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Akila Richards turns Closure short story into promising new play

'Secret Chamber', an original short story published by Peepal Tree Press in the Closure anthology has been adapted by Inscribe-supported writer Akila Richards into a theatre script directed by Kerri McLean. The development phase included an intensive phase of producing a final draft script, a week of rehearsals, and a scratch performance at Purple Playhouse, Hove.

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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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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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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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Unions and professional services for writers

As writers, most of us will be freelance and self-employed. That can be a very lonely state of affairs, but when you add in problems with cashflow, late payment and legal advice, being a writer can seem like a daunting task. Thankfully, there are a number of ways you can protect yourself and help secure your rights.

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