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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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Black History Month Lambeth presents Anthony Joseph

Black History Month Lambeth
Tate South Lambeth Library
19 October, 7-9pm
Bookings: 020 7926 0705 / southlambethlibrary@lambeth.gov.uk

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Windrush on World Book Day

The Geraldine Connor Foundation gives its top recommended reads focused on Windrush and migration for World Book Day (back in March).

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Photo by Ugur Akdemir on Unsplash.

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Jacqueline Crooks and Northern Fiction Alliance at Durham Book Festival

13th October, 4pm–5pm
Durham Town Hall (Burlison Gallery)
Tickets: £5/£4

The Northern Fiction Alliance is a radical collective devised to showcase publishing in the North. This event brings together authors from Bluemoose Books, Peepal Tree Press and Comma Press.

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The Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow: York

The Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow is coming to York!
24th October 2018

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Filigree events and workshops

Find below the full list of Filigree events and workshops. We'll be adding new dates as and when they get confirmed.


Kadija Sesay & Friends: (Post) National Poetry Day event with readings from Filigree 
8 October Barbican Library, London 7-9pm (6.30pm for refreshments)
Maggie Harris, Selena Rodrigues, Michael Campbell and Roy McFarlane
Book online.

Save the Date!
Launch event in London: 23 November (details TBC)

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Khadijah Ibrahiim on BBC Radio 4: Writing Yorkshire

Peepal Tree Press took part in a BBC Radio 4 Extra showcase programme ‘Writing Yorkshire’. The programme will be broadcast on Saturday 15 September on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 9am and then again at 7pm. The show will feature poet Khadijah Ibrahiim.

Image: Sam Toolsie

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