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#WATCH: Roy McFarlane reading from Filigree

Roy McFarlane reads 'Dancing with Ghosts' at the Kadija Sesay & Friends event at the Barbican Library. This was part of the first preview reading from Filigree: Contemporary Black British Poets, published under our Inscribe imprint. Roy knows how to deliver 'Pentecost' as poetry!

Roy's new collection is called The Healing Next Time with Nine Arches Press - JUST  OUT!

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Ann Margaret Lim writes about Heroes Day for the Gleaner

Ann Margaret Lim's Heroes Day column for the Jamaica Gleaner opens:

Heroes Day always gets me thinking about our past and present and how interlinked they are. There are present-day heroes, but somehow I keep going back to our ancestors and thinking that many of them were unsung heroes, and as a poet, I believe in telling their stories and giving them a chance to be seen, heard, and remembered.

She includes excerpts from 'On Reading Thistlewood's Diary'.

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Scroll.in interviews Kiran Shiva Akal, son of Savi Akal Naipaul

In an interview with Scroll.in, Kiran Shiva Akal (son of Savi Akal Naipaul) talks about his new Chai Rum. He also mentions his mother's book and his relationship with V.S. Naipaul.

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Image: Chai Rum

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#WATCH: Aisha Phoenix reading from Filigree

Aisha Phoenix reads her poem 'Seasons of the Cloth' in Filigree: Contemporary Black British Poets, published by Inscribe/Peepal Tree at the Kadija Sesay & Friends event on  8 October 2018, Barbican Library.

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#WATCH: Michael Campbell reading from Filigree

Michael Campbell, reads his Filigree poem 'Maroon' at Kadija Sesay & Friends Barbican Library, Monday 8 October 2018. It was a phenomenal night.

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Jeremy, Tanya Shirley talk poetry on BBC Radio 4

Jeremy and Tanya Shirley discuss poetry on BBC Radio 4's Front Row.

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Caribbean Beat interview: Savi Naipaul Akal

Savi Naipaul Akal exudes poise and presence. And charm. Buckets of charm. For our interview at her home in Valsayn, east of Port of Spain, she leads me to a table covered with a crisp white tablecloth weighed down by homemade cakes and finger sandwiches. The huge floral arrangement sitting in the middle stems from her own garden.

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Ms. Magazine to publish excerpt from Flanagan's Nina Simone manuscript

Ms Magazine is publishing, on 16 October, an excerpt from Brenda Flanagan's manuscript, Mississippi God Damn! The book is about 1967, a time in which she worked with the famous singer Nina Simone, and what she taught her about living Black and proud in America.

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Inscribe writer Adam Lowe and author Una Marson join Grace Nichols and John Agard at British Library

Entrance Hall, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Fri 1 Jun - Sun 21 Oct 2018
Price: Free
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Inscribe-supported writer Adam Lowe appears as part of the British Library's Windrush exhibition, alongside videos by John Agard, Grace Nichols, Hannah Lowe, Maggie Harris and Kim O’Loughlin.

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Brenda Flanagan wins Canute A. Broadhurst Prize

Brenda Flanagan has been awarded the Canute A. Broadhurst Prize, given by The Caribbean Writer, an international journal of Caribbean literature, for her 2017 story, 'To Dance with my Brother'.

The Caribbean Writer announced the prize winners in its Volume 31 edition, under the theme: New Vistas: An Evolving Caribbean.

Speaking about the award, Brenda says, 'I am absolutely delighted to be honored with this prize from a journal that has, for years, been doing so much for Caribbean literature.'

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