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Leone Ross at RosaCaleta, Berlin

Leone Ross will be appearing at RosaCaleta, Berlin in February and March.

As part of the dinner and entertainment event A Night with Leone Ross, Leone will be reading on 9 March. Local chef Troy will offer a carefully crafted menu around her book, Come Let Us Sing Anyway, alongside some firm RosaCaleta favourites.

Leone will also pre-empt her March appearance with a short reading via live-stream on 25 February for RosaCaleta's Super Soul Sunday, as part of Black History Month.

RosaCaleta offers an inspired Jamaican-European fusion menu.

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Loretta Collins, Vahni Capildeo, John Kinsella make Poetry Book Society list

The Summer 2018 Selection for the Poetry Book Society include:

Poetry Book Society Choice
Vahni Capildeo, Venus as a Bear (Carcanet)

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Publishing the Postcolonial: Politics and Economics of Postcolonial Print Cultures

Last week, Newcastle University hosted the Postcolonial Print Cultures Research Network’s (PPCR) second annual conference. The two-day event, titled ‘Publishing the Postcolonial: Politics and Economics of Postcolonial Print Cultures’, consisted of speakers from Yale, SOAS, New York University, Westminster University, Newcastle University, Amherst College, and CNRS. The presentations included a wide range of topics and encompassed diverse geographical locales.

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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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Keith Jardim teaches writing course in T&T

Creative Writing Workshop: Prose Fiction (Adv.)

in Association with Friends of Mr. Biswas
February to May 2018

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Publishers Weekly raves about The Marvellous Equations of the Dread

Publishers Weekly visited Bocas and discovered Marcia Douglas' magical novel The Marvellous Equations of the Dread.

New Directions has recently bought the rights and published a North American edition to complement the UK and Caribbean edition published by Peepal Tree Press.

Read the article in full at Publishers Weekly.

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Kadija George at Inpress Festival of Publishing

Inpress Festival of Publishing: I Did It My Way
Date: Friday 26th January
Venue: Friends House, Sarah Fell Room – 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ
Time: 10.40 – 11.20     

Panel: More Than a Publisher - bite size presentations from Inpress publishers on other projects they run to support their publishing.

Panellists: 

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Raman Mundair: Perspectives from an Immigrant

Raman Mundair has written an incisive essay about life in Shetland when you're Black. Torn between the beauty of the landscape and the 'little Britain' attitudes of some of the locals, she writes:

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Kwame Dawes named AAP Chancellor

In exciting news, the illustrious Academy of American Poets has named Kwame Dawes as one of its newest Chancellors, joining Marilyn Chin and Marie Howe. Previous awardees of the position have included internationally renowned poets such as W. H. Auden, John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Lucille Clifton, Yusef Komunyakaa, Adrienne Rich and Mark Strand.

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