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Glimpse @ Leeds Lit Fest

Glimpse: The first Black British speculative fiction anthology at Leeds Lit Fest
Saturday 4 March, 4pm
Price: £5 + booking fee
Venue: The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, LS1 6AL
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Eyewitness News: Helen Klonaris encourages budding storytellers to write the fantastic

In the Bahamas, Helen Klonaris is partnering with Poinciana Paper Press to run a series of writing workshops targeted at beginners and focusing on the fantastic. In a recent article, Eyewitness News describes the course and Klonaris' work in more detail.

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Gordon Rohlehr 20 February 1942 – 29 January 2023

Gordon Rohlehr 20 February 1942 – 29 January 2023

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Geoffrey Philp events at UWI in March

On Wednesday 29 March 2023, at 5pm, the Department of Literatures in English will host the launch of Geoffrey Philp's sixth collection of poems, Archipelagos.

Then on Thursday 30 March 2023, at 4pm, Geoffrey will deliver the 16th Edward Baugh Distinguished Lecture, “Garveyism in the 21st Century: Climate Change”, focusing on Jamaica.

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Anthony Joseph, Trini writers profiled in Newsday

Author photo by Naomi Woddis

Anthony Joseph recently won the T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry collection Sonnets for Albert (Bloomsbury). In celebration, T&T Newsday has published a profile of his work, mentioning his previous collections with Peeoal Tree and the wider impact of Trinbagonian writing in the Anglosphere.

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#WATCH: Chapter & Verse: Edgar Mittelholzer

Friday 16th December would have been Guyanese writer Edgar Mittelholzer’s 113rd birthday. To celebrate, Chapter & Verse published an homage to the seminal writer on their YouTube channel.

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Peepal Tree poets join all-star line-up on AQA syllabus

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For its English syllabus, AQA has added a selection of exciting poems from around the world - including some by Peepal Tree poets and some friends of ours we're sure you'll recognise.

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David Oluwale Anthology Call-Out and Competition

We invite you to submit previously unpublished poetry or prose which creatively responds to David Oluwale’s story and its relevance today. You can find out about his story here.

Your submission can respond to David’s life or death or take it as a starting point to explore any issues that his story touches upon, such as the city of Leeds, marginalisation, racial justice, mental ill-health, rough-sleeping, exclusion, resistance and hope, reinterpreted as you see fit.

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Peepal Tree at Writing on Air festival with Chapel FM

Peepal Tree Press is pleased to be taking part in 2022's instalment of Writing on Air! There are a number of exciting programmes, including several Peepal Tree authors.

Writing on Air is a literature festival on the radio. Now in its eighth year, all programmes are conceived and created by upwards of 200 writers, readers, and performers from across Leeds and West Yorkshire, supported by the Chapel FM team. This year's theme is "Home" - from high rents to domestic bliss, from leaving home to finding a new one. A very good fit for Peepal Tree, you might say, and you'd be right.

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Monique Roffey interviews Ira Mathur for Granta

In the online edition of Granta, Ira Mathur and Monique Roffey discuss memoirs, writing and colonial legacies in Trinidad.

I like connecting the dots. For example, my time with Derek Walcott was recorded as meticulously as I remembered it. But unlike journalism, I wrote this memoir like one would a diary: based on fact but deeply subjective. I excavated and examined my interiority and memory, which we all know has moments of being unreliable.

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