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This week: Our online book club with Nii Ayikwei Parkes for The Geez

Date: Friday 20 May 2022
Time: 5-7pm BST, 1-3pm AST, 12-2pm EST
Price: Free
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Nii Ayikwei Parkes is the special guest at the next meet-up for our online book club. We will be focusing on his latest poetry collection, The Geez (pronounced 'gaze').

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Call for papers: Taking the Mic: Black British Spoken Word Poetry Since 1965

The Poetry off the Page project is delighted to be hosting its first conference, Taking the Mic: Black British Spoken Word Poetry Since 1965, co-convened by Dr Deirdre Osborne FRSA, Dr Emily Kate Timms, and Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE at Central School of Speech and Drama on 18 November 2022. This will be a free in-person event with possibilities for remote attendance.

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Fierce as an Island with Pamela Mordecai and Olive Senior

Outstanding poets Pamela Mordecai and Olive Senior (current Poet Laureate of Jamaica) will take part in the 2022 NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Four Days to Change the World, an entirely online festival requiring no tickets or registration.

Sunday 1 May, 2022
8 pm Trinidad and Tobago time (AST)/7 pm Jamaica time
Fierce as an Island

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Peepal Tree at the Huddersfield Literature Festival

Cultural Connections Conference: Meet the Northern Fiction Alliance
Thu 24 Mar, 3.30 pm-4.30 pm
Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, HD1 3DH
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An Evening with Warsan Shire, hosted by Malika Booker

An Evening with Warsan Shire
Hosted by Malika Booker

Date: Monday 14 March
Time: 8-9.15pm, followed by a book signing
Venue: Contact, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6JA
Price: £10 / £8 under 352 / £20 with a copy of the book
Ages: 14+
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A Night of Poetry and Prose with Monica Minott

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2022, 7pm EST/4pm PST/12am GMT on 2 March
Venue: Online event (Zoom)
Price: Free
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Contact: birchbarkediting@gmail.com

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Maggie Butt, Robert Selby & Winsome Monica Minott at Faversham Literary Festival

Date: Saturday 19 February 2022, 4pm GMT
Location: The Mayors Parlour

Price: Free (booking required)
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The Power of Queer Caribbean Love: A Reading & Discussion with Shivanee Ramlochan

The Power of Queer Caribbean Love: A Reading and Discussion Event with Indo-Trinidadian poet Shivanee Ramlochan
Wednesday 16 February 2022
6-7pm GMT
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To borrow Shivanee's words:

My first public reading of 2022 is queer as *heaven*.

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Shara McCallum digital book tour 2022

In support of her latest collection No Ruined Stone, Shara McCallum is reading online--meaning you can take part wherever you are in the world.

Shara McCallum's Upcoming Virtual Readings in UK & US

27 January 2022        National Library of Scotland, 5pm GMT (12pm EST), Edinburgh, Scotland, virtual; preregistration required

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John Lyons at Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s - Now

John Lyons is part of the brand new exhibition Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s - Now at the Tate. The exhibition runs until 3 April 2022, and is supported by the Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation, with additional support from the Life Between the Islands Exhibition Supporters Circle, Tate Americas Foundation, Tate Patrons and Tate Members.

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