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Hay Festival Online: Peter Frankopan and Roger Robinson

We are really looking forward to tomorrow's Hay Festival online.

Check out the live event and Q&A with RSL Ondaatje Prize-winner and T.S. Eliot Prize-winner Roger Robinson with RSL chair of judges Peter Frankopan.

Date: Thursday 28 May 2020
Time: 6:30pm

Register for FREE online.

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Arena - Caribbean Nights: Poetry

Caribbean Nights: Poetry
Screening online in collaboration with the George Padmore Institute
11 - 15 June 2020
With Fred D'Aguiar, Jay Bernard, Jacqueline Bishop, Kamau Brathwaite, Colin Grant, Darcus Howe, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Anthony Joseph, Hannah Lowe, Dorothea Smartt and Michael Smith

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Catch The Mermaid of Black Conch virtual book launch on 2 April 2020

Monique Roffey is launching her latest novel, The Mermaid of Black Conch, via live stream for audiences at home. The book is officially released on 2 April 2020, and you can join Monique in a number of exciting virtual events throughout the day.

The schedule looks like this:

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Khadijah Ibrahiim at the launch of Magma 75: The Loss Issue, Leeds Poetry Centre

Magma 75: The Loss Issue
Date: Thursday 19 March 2020
Time: 6.30-8pm
Location: Alumni Room School of English, University of Leeds
More information

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Artist’s talk: Andil Gosine with André Bagoo: a tender exchange

Artist’s talk: Andil Gosine with André Bagoo: a tender exchange
Date: Thursday 13th February, 2020 at 7pm-9pm
Price: Free - open to the public

rêvenir by Andil Gosine runs from Thursday 30th January to Friday 21st February, 2020

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Lauren K. Alleyne and Christian Campbell at NYU in February 2020

Friday 7 February 2020, 5pm
Cave Canem Presents: New Works
Lauren K. Alleyne, t'ai freedom ford, and avery r. young
Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation

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Workshop: Unlocking Your Creativity with Roger Robinson, London

Unlocking Your Creativity with Roger Robinson
Date and time: Thursday 30 January 2020, 6.30-7.30pm
Venue: Brixton Library, Brixton Oval, London SW2 1JQ
Price: FREE, but booking essential

If you want to get unstuck and inspired into action, come to this workshop led by T.S Eliot Prize winner Roger Robinson!

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Leeds Lit Fest 2020: Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow

Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow
Date and time: Sunday 8 March, 12pm
Venue: Hyde Park Book Club
Price: FREE, but book online

The Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow is coming to Leeds.

Founded in 2016, the Northern Fiction Alliance is a radical publishing collective devised to showcase the creativity, diversity and spirit of publishers in the North of England.

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Monique Roffey reading from The Mermaid of Black Conch at Leeds Beckett University

Leeds: Literary Salon with Monique Roffey
Date and time: Thursday 6 February, 2-3.30pm
Location: Social Learning Space, Broadcasting Place, Leeds Beckett University
Price: FREE, but please RSVP to E.Marshall@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Award-winning Trinidadian author Monique Roffey will headline this literary salon at the Social Learning Space.

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Leeds Lit Fest 2020: Launch Party with Peepal Tree Press

Leeds Lit Fest is excited to launch LLF 20 on Wednesday 5 February, 6.30pm at Leeds Minster. Find out more about what the festival holds in store and enjoy readings from some of Leeds' very own Peepal Tree Press authors including Malika Booker, Khadijah Ibrahiim, Monique Roffey, Seni Seneviratne, Jacob Ross and T.S. Eliot 2020 prize winner Roger Robinson.

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