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Marcia Douglas & Olive Senior: UK tour dates

Throughout October, two of Jamaica’s leading writers of novels, short stories and poetry are taking part

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Olumide Popoola in conversation with Desiree Reynolds

WHEN WE SPEAK OF NOTHING - Goes to Sheffield

Catch author Olumide Popoola in conversation with Desiree Reynolds, author of Seduce (2013)

An event jointly organised by SAYiT and Sheffield Hallam University, in association with Cassava Republic Press

Books will be available to purchase at the event

Thursday 19th October 2017
Postal Hall, Sheffield Institute of Arts Building, Flat Street, Sheffield S1 2BA

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Tour dates for Helen Klonaris

We're thrilled to announce that Helen Klonaris will be appearing at the Small Wonder Short Story Festival, where she is British Council International Writer in Residence.

Helen will also be at the Gallery Bookstore in Mendocino on 16 September, 6.30-8pm. She will be joined with fellow local authors Susanna Janssen, Robert Owings and Marilyn Pope.

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Short Stories Readings by Leone Ross, Rod Usher & Desiree Reynolds

Date: Tuesday 31 October 2017, 6-7.45pm
Venue: The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Rd, London, NW10 2SF
Price: Free (book online)

Tricia Wombell, founder of Black Book Swap/Black Reading Group will be facilitating the short story readings by

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Black History Month events with Digitalback Books

Meet some deliciously diverse writers with Digitalback books this October.

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Peepal Tree authors at Africa Writes R.A.P. Party

Africa Writes: R.A.P Party
Friday 30 June
19:30 – 23:00

A poetry night unlike any you’ve been to before. Africa Writes opens with a Rhythm and Poetry Party – a nostalgic, no-clutter, no-fuss, straight-up evening of hip-hop inspired poems and songs.

Including Peepal Tree Press authors Malika Booker, Kei Miller and Roger Robinson; as well as Kayo Chingonyi, Fatimah Kelleher, Jolade Olusanya, Rachel Long, Amaal Said, Yomi Sode, Theresa Lola, Inua Ellams and DJ Sid Mercutio.

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If I Had the Wings launch and celebration

Laurel Book Store
1423 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

Message from Host

Greetings Beloved Community,

Please join me in celebration of the launch of my debut collection of short stories - If I Had the Wings. I will be joined by my friend, poet and performer Amir Rabiyah. A book signing and refreshments will follow the reading. I look forward to seeing you there. 

Helen Klonaris

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Nick Makoha joins Kayo Chingonyi and Terrance Hayes at Africa Writes

part of Africa Writes 2017

The poets present their debut collections in conversation with Terrance Hayes.

Kayo Chingonyi’s debut collection of poems is a journey through Black boyhood and beyond, encompassing a thoughtful and nostalgic flare that is underpinned by a love of music, language and literature. This collection is an exploration of race, identity and masculinity, celebrating what it means to be British and not British, all at once.

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Skin Deep: POC Resistance - Stories Of Climate Justice, #2DEGREESFESTIVAL - 15 June 2017

Sai Murray is performing a remix of work from Continent Chop Chop's Virtual Migrants show (which included Maya Chowdhry), as well as work from Dorothea Smartt (her 'Sense of Denial' poem filmed by Platform). He will be working with Selina Nwulu (former Young Poet Laureate of London).

Find out more.

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Leone Ross at That's What She Said

For Books' Sake presents 'That's What She Said'
Wed 31 May 2017
19:00 – 22:00

The Book Club
100-106 Leonard Street

For Books’ Sake’s night of spoken word all written and performed by women welcomes a wide range of speakers, from slam poetry to storytelling, contemporary political thought to comedy, FBS brings women’s voices to the forefront, while at the same time giving a platform to writers and performers they love.

Leone Ross joins Raveen Kaur, Charlotte Christie and Jessica Brown.

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