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Peepal Tree authors at the Miami Book Fair 2018

A number of Peepal Tree authors are present at this year's Miami Book Fair 2018. Make sure you don't miss out!

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Saturday 17 November

11:30 am – After Irma, After Maria, Caribbean Women Writing the Storms, with Edwidge Danticat (Haiti/USA), Loretta Collins Klobah (Puerto Rico), Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón (Puerto Rico) and Tiphanie Yanique (Virgin Islands).

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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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Bogle L’Ouverture founders Jessica and Eric Huntley given Blue Plaque

Bogle L'Ouverture Blue Plaque Unveiling
Saturday 13 October, 12.45-1.45pm
141 Coldershaw Road, London, W13 9DU
Organised by the Nubian Jak Community Trust

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Poet in the City at Ilkley Literature Festival

This October Poet in the City makes its first appearance at Ilkley Literature Festival, delivering a triple helping of phenomenal poets and women Vahni CapildeoMalika Booker and Khadijah Ibrahiim who'll be performing poetry inspired by Windrush British library collection and Leeds communities.

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Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting 2018 UK tour

Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:30 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:00 PM
Various venues in England
Dates, prices and bookings: http://www.renaissanceone.co.uk/events/2018/9/15/shivanee-ramlochan-ever...

Shivanee Ramlochan will be in England from September to October 2018 for the Forward Prizes and during her stay, will be on a book tour giving readings at arts venues, festivals and universities, as well as running masterclasses and workshops.

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Remaining SI Leeds Literary Prize events

The SI Leeds Literary Prize website now includes more information on the shortlisted writers, including biographies, photos and excerpts of their shortlisted entries.

There are also two remaining events in London (Saturday 20 October, South Bank Centre and Tuesday 23 October, The Wesley Euston Hotel, London) and the Prize award ceremony with guest speaker Bidisha at Ilkley Literature Festival (Wednesday 3 October, 7.30pm).

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Humber Mouth: The Imaginarium Panel

Saturday 6 October, 1-3pm
Hull Central Library,HU1 3TF
Tickets: £6 / £5 concessions
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Emily Brontë had an Imaginarium, a place of fantasy where her work gestated and grew…What is the power of the Imaginarium, and could it be coming into its own today? The acclaimed Peepal Tree Press writers Leone Ross and Jacqueline Crooks, alongside Naomi Booth, will be in conversation with Bonnie Greer. All three will read from their books. 

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Barsa Ray in No Cold Callers, Ilkley Literature Festival

1 Oct 2018, 9.15pm
Wildman Theatre
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Save the Date: Cultureword’s 9th National Black Writers Conference

Date: Saturday 13th October 2018, 9.30am – 5pm 
Location: Various Northern Quarter venues in Manchester 
Tickets: £20/£15 

Three venues, 12 sessions including panel discussions, readings and workshops, the 2018 Black Writers Conference is for writers and publishers who identify as Black/Asian/BAME/POC.

Covering digital literature, afro-futurism, mental health, crime, developing audiences, self-publishing, activism and the black cultural economy, the conference is a meeting place, a debating ground, and a sharing of experiences.

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