Events

Jane Steele's Wondrous: A Celebration of Life

Jane Steele, a friend of the press and the SI Leeds Literary Prize, was recently awarded a touring grant for her play, Wondrous: A Celebration of Life

Wondrous: A Celebration of Life with Jane Steele

Wondrous is a celebration of a life refracted through the sometimes hair-raising story of a mixed-race, working-class Yorkshire woman. Intertwining comedy and tragedy, spoken word and song, it portrays answered questions and (un)belonging, turning poison into medicine and finding jewels in life’s darkest, most unlikely corners.

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Free Verse Poetry Book and Magazine Fair

Peepal Tree is proud to be taking part in The Poetry Society’s Free Verse Poetry Book and Magazine Fair. Free Verse celebrates the vitality of poetry in the UK – it’s a day of conversation and shopping, an unrivalled opportunity to browse the very best in contemporary poetry publishing and to meet publishers, organisations and poets.

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Guyana Prize Literary Festival runs 29 February to 3 March

The Guyana Prize Literary Festival begins today and ends on Sunday 3 March. Most of the events and activities take place at Castellani House and the National Cultural Centre (NCC), with the Awards Ceremony for the Guyana Prize at the NCC on Friday 1 March, at 7.00 pm local time. Prizes are awarded for Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Non-Fiction, in addition to the Youth Awards. This year's nominees include Ian McDonald and Sasenarine Persaud.

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