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Jan Carew book launch event, Guyana, 17 March 2016

Please note time change 6-8 pm!

Join us at historic Moray House in Georgetown for the official Guyanese launch of two exciting and important new books: Carew's memoir, Episodes in My Life, published by Peepal Tree Press, and a collection of poetry Return to Streets of Eternity, published by Smokestack Books.

Speakers will include Joy Gleason Carew, Al Creighton and Nigel Harris, and features a fascinating powerpoint presentation on Carew's life.

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Valda Jackson at Framing the Critical Decade: After the Black Arts Movement

Inscribe writer Valda Jackson will be exhibiting her talents at an upcoming conference, ‘Framing the Critical Decade: After the Black Arts Movement’, being held in Bristol on 21-22 March.

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Peepal Tree writers at Bare Lit festival

A new festival is hoping to shake up the literary calendar and provide talented writers of colour with a fresh platform on which to share their work.

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Peepal Tree authors at Head in a Book, Hull (9 March)

Peepal Tree Press at Head in a Book
Hull Central Library
Wednesday 9 March

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From the Green Antilles

A showcase of new writing from across the Caribbean

Thursday 21 January, 2016, at 6.30 pm
Moray House, 239 Camp Street, Georgetown, Guyana

With fiction and poetry readings by Tanya Batson-Savage (Jamaica), Felene Cayetano (Belize), Richard Georges (British Virgin Islands), Joanne Hillhouse (Antigua and Barbuda), Naijah Imoja (Barbados), Ruel Johnson (Guyana), Jane King (St. Lucia), Shivanee Ramlochan (Trinidad and Tobago), and Kim Dismont Robinson (Bermuda)

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New Closure events for 2016

Closure: A Celebration of the Short Story at Goldsmiths University and Portsmouth Bookfest

Readings from contributors, signings, meet the authors. We hope you can join us! 

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London: Dorothea Smartt & Roger Robinson at Ronnie Scott's

Jazz Verse Jukebox
Sunday 13 December, 7.30pm
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (Upstairs)
47 Frith Street, London W1D 4HT
Price: £8.00

Peepal Tree poets Dorothea Smartt and Roger Robinson (in his band HorseDreamer) appear alongside Toni Stuart, Paul Cree and Maya Blu at the Jazz Verse Jukebox at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.

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Closure launch at Waterstones Piccadilly

Peepal Press and Waterstones Piccadilly celebrate contemporary Black British writing with authors Pete Kalu, Jennifer Makumbi, Seni Seneviratne and Ayesha Siddiqi and the launch of "Closure: Contemporary Black British Short Stories". This evening's Salon, combining discussion and readings, is hosted by the editor of Closure, Jacob Ross.

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