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Jacob Ross and Maggie Gee in Gibraltar

The Fire Next Time...
Friday 17 November 2017
​The Gibraltar Garrison Library (Festival HQ)

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Peepal Tree Press wins the Clarissa Luard Award 2017

Selected from a strong and inspiring shortlist, the judges were particularly impressed by Peepal Tree Press’ tenacity in a challenging market, and by its innovative proposal for the £10,000 prize money.

“This award highlights the importance of independent publishing in our society and shines a light on its brilliance and dynamism across the country. The winners Peepal Tree Press are courageous and original in their publishing, bold in their future ambitions and truly deserve this award.”

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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 Repenters longlisted for 2018 International DUBLIN Literary Award

We're thrilled to announce that The Repenters by Kevin Jared Hosein been nominated for the 2018 International DUBLIN Literary Award (formerly IMPAC Dublin). This annual award is presented to a novel which, in the opinion of the judges, makes a lasting contribution to excellence in world literature. Nominations are submitted by libraries in major cities world-wide. The award has been in existence since 1996.

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Dedicated to St Clair Morris 1938 - 2017

Khadijah Ibrahiim

When we think about the Windrush generation, it’s often of those who came as factory workers, nurses, bus drivers and so on. We often forget about those who arrived in England as artists and contributors to the traditional musical genres of the Caribbean people. So, let’s take a moment to imagine a dream.

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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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Miami Book Fair: ReadCaribbean 2017

Trinidad Noir: The Classics
Saturday, November 18 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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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)
             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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My St Lucia: Writer John Robert Lee

John Robert Lee is a Saint Lucian writer who has published several collections of poetry along with short stories and reviews, and is currently co-editing a book on St Lucian culture.

Yello spoke to John about his life, how being from St Lucia influences his work and what advice he has for budding Caribbean writers.

Read the interview in full.

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Courttia Newland and Nii Parkes at Black Book Swap November

Black Book Swap, London's premier event dedicated to the work of Black authors, returns on Saturday 18 November, from 12:30 -  4:45pm. 

Join BBS for its 10th event!

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