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Peepal Tree authors at Leeds Lit Fest 2021 #LLF21

Our friends over at the Leeds Lit Fest launched their latest festival today. All the events are online, meaning you can access them from anywhere in the world! Check out these great events and more at the LLF website.

Weighted Words. Anthology Book Launch from the Peepal Tree Inscribe Readers and Writers Group

Sat 6 March, 4pm
Online Event

Celebrate with Jacob Ross, Khadijah Ibrahiim and members of the Peepal Tree Inscribe Readers and Writers Group as they launch their new anthology, Weighted Words. Through a dazzling mix of poetry, short stories, confessionals and memoir, contributors with fresh perspectives interrogate race, gender, relationships with self and with family, as well as identity in contemporary Britain. Not to be missed!

Copies of Weighted Words can be pre-ordered from Peepal Tree Press.

LLF21 events are free to watch via Zoom.


Fri 5 March, 8pm
Online Event

A joint online poetry reading between the David Oluwale Memorial Association and Leeds Irish Health and Homes, celebrating their links, work and plans. DOMA is fundraising for a civic blue plaque on Leeds Bridge, near where David was tragically drowned and reading for them are Malika Booker, Kayo Chingonyi, Abdullah Adekola, Emily Zobel Marshall, Ian Harker with Ian Duhig bridging to LIHH, which launches Corona Ceoil, their book of the Leeds Irish pandemic response, where contributing performers include Natalie Rees and Teresa O' Driscoll with music from Des Hurley and Friends.

You can donate directly to support the Remember Oluwale Fund online.

In conversation with author Monique Roffey - 2020 Costa Book of the Year winner

Sat 6 March, 12pm
Online Event

Join us for a lunchtime conversation with multi award winning author Monique Roffey as she chats to Dr Emily Zobel Marshall. The conversation will explore Monique’s distinguished career to date and talk about her latest novel The Mermaid of Black Conch (Peepal Tree Press) which has recently won the 2020 Costa Book  Award, a work about an ancient Taino woman cursed to be a mermaid who is caught in contemporary times.

This events lasts 1 hour. 

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