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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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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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Rommi Smith: Changing the Story: Photographs Of British Life In Black And White (1917-1962)

Until Saturday 29 January, you can catch Changing the Story at The North Wall Arts Centre in Oxford. The exhibition centres an overlooked part of British history, through a series of striking photographs documenting British life from 1917 to 1962.

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Unknown Soldier: Queering the 1939-45 Desert War by Seni Seneviratne

OUTing the Past Bedford with The Higgins
Saturday 26 February 2022
Free, Online Event

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Online event: Passing the Baton: Queer Writers of Colour Celebrate their Historic Icons for OUTing the Past

Image (clockwise from top left): Maya Chowdhry by Ean Flanders Photography, Adam Lowe, Dorothea Smartt by Chris Scott, Seni Seneviratne

OUTing the Past London with the National Maritime Museum
Thursday 10 February 2022
Online / Zoom
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Suitable for ages 12+

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