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Valda Jackson at Framing the Critical Decade: After the Black Arts Movement

Inscribe writer Valda Jackson will be exhibiting her talents at an upcoming conference, ‘Framing the Critical Decade: After the Black Arts Movement’, being held in Bristol on 21-22 March.

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Lauren K. Alleyne wins 2016 Split This Rock poetry contest!

Lauren K. Alleyne has won the 2016 Split This Rock annual poetry contest!

Split This Rock's annual poetry contest serves to raise the visibility and prestige of poetry of provocation and witness.

Winning poems are published on Split This Rock's website and within The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database. The 1st place recipient receives $500 and the 2nd and 3rd place recipients receive $250 each.The 1st place recipient is invited to read the winning poem at Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2016.

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Readers and Writers Group: Caribbean writing in the 1960s and 1970s

Join the Peepal Tree/Inscribe Readers and Writers group for our next meeting. Following on from his first session, where we looked at early Caribbean literature and its precursors,  Peepal Tree's Managing Editor, Jeremy Poynting will be talking about at the huge explosion of Caribbean writing in the 1960s and 1970s, using lots of examples from both fiction and poetry. The session will be informal, is designed to provoke debate and discussion, and will give you lots of ideas for taking your reading and writing further! 

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Peepal Tree writers at Bare Lit festival

A new festival is hoping to shake up the literary calendar and provide talented writers of colour with a fresh platform on which to share their work.

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Peepal Tree authors at Head in a Book, Hull (9 March)

Peepal Tree Press at Head in a Book
Hull Central Library
Wednesday 9 March
7.30-9pm

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CaribLit Fiction Editing Workshop - A Retrospective

Writing for the T&T Guardian's Sunday Arts supplement, Shivanee Ramlochan reflects on the recently concluded, inaugural CaribLit fiction editing workshop, held in Georgetown, Guyana.

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Report from the Goldsmiths launch of Closure!

Our recent launch of Closure at Goldsmith's in London went down a storm!

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From the Green Antilles

A showcase of new writing from across the Caribbean

Thursday 21 January, 2016, at 6.30 pm
Moray House, 239 Camp Street, Georgetown, Guyana

With fiction and poetry readings by Tanya Batson-Savage (Jamaica), Felene Cayetano (Belize), Richard Georges (British Virgin Islands), Joanne Hillhouse (Antigua and Barbuda), Naijah Imoja (Barbados), Ruel Johnson (Guyana), Jane King (St. Lucia), Shivanee Ramlochan (Trinidad and Tobago), and Kim Dismont Robinson (Bermuda)

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New Closure events for 2016

Closure: A Celebration of the Short Story at Goldsmiths University and Portsmouth Bookfest

Readings from contributors, signings, meet the authors. We hope you can join us! 

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Caribbean Bookshelf (January/February 2016)

Tanya Shirley’s new collection of poems, The Merchant of Feathers is reviewed in full in this month’s selection from Caribbean Beat, the fantastic in flight magazine of Caribbean Airlines.

Shivanee Ramlochan, Bookshelf editor writes:

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