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#WATCH: 'A Legend' by Vahni Capildeo - Poem after Nicholas Laughlin

Vahni Capildeo, author of Utter, has produced a film of 'A Legend' after Nicholas Laughlin. Give the film a watch, listen to Vahni reading the poem and let us know on social media what you thought. There's always something special, we think, about a poet reading their work, which often brings to life the words in a way that print alone can't. See if you feel the same way.

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Writers: How much should we be paid?

by Adam Lowe

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A poem for Emancipation Day

In celebration of Emancipation Day and in remembrance of our shared history across the diasporas, we're sharing the poem 'On Reading Thistlewood's Diary' by Ann-Margaret Lim. You can check out the poem online or by grabbing a copy of Ann-Margaret's forthcoming collection Kingston Buttercup

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Leeds: Talking Statues

Discover Khadijah Ibrahiim's new work at Millennium Square in Talking Statues. Commissioned by Sing London along with playwright Daniel Bye and screenwriter Ben Tagoe, Khadijah gives a voice to one of the many golden owls on display outside Leeds Civic Hall. The owls' stories are voiced by personalities such as Vic Reeves, Brian Blessed, Gemma Whelan and Ian McMillan.

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Writing as the World Burns

by Gemma Weekes

I have been moved all my life by the impulse to create and to revel in the luminescence of things. I have been arrogant enough to believe, somehow, that my work might contribute to the age-long artistic manifesto of making humanity more human. But how do I justify this quiet work while the world burns? It feels indulgent to create at a time when the world seems to demand instead that we react.

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Mahsuda Snaith signs two-book deal with Transworld

Inscribe-supported writer Mahsuda Snaith has signed a two-book deal with publishers Transworld for its Doubleday imprint. Agent James Wills at Watson, Little sold world rights to The Constellation of Ravine and a second novel to Transworld assistant editor Lizzy Goudsmit.

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Mixed Spice: Inscribe Poetry & Fiction Weekender

Note: We are already at 50% capacity. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Fantastic reviews in Caribbean Beat

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#RayRecommends Tiphanie Yanique

Raymond Antrobus talks about the Forward Prize and Tiphanie Yanique's debut collection, Wife.

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News from Maya Chowdhry

Inscribe-supported writer Maya Chowdhry is off to the Arran Poetry Adventure and will use the time to finalise the manuscript for her forthcoming chapbook, Fossil.

She has recently contributed 'Tea with Roget' for an augmented reality app, Beacons for Science, as part of European City of Science, Manchester. Visitors can download the free app during the festival, or have afternoon tea in the Portico Library on 28 July.

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