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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).

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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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Collected Poems Launch

Peepal Tree Press (UK), the Cultural Development Foundation and Mahanaim Publishing will host the launch of John Robert Lee’s Collected Poems 1975-2015. This takes place at the CDF Conference Room on Wednesday May 24th at 7.30 pm.

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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. Featuring Malika Booker, Kei Miller, Kayo Chingonyi, Fatimah Kelleher, Jolade Olusanya, Rachel Long, Roger Robinson, Amaal Said, Yomi Sode, Theresa Lola, Inua Ellams and DJ Sid Mercutio. Followed by a set of afrobeats, funk, house and afro-influenced sounds from across the world. Expect your head to nod and your heart to move.

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Minoli Salgado in Turkey

Narratives of Trauma Symposium 10-12 May Ege University, Izmir. Readings and Paper: ‘Narrating and Unnarrating the Cambodian Genocide’. For more information, visit http://css.ege.edu.tr

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Malika Booker at Kendal Poetry Festival

Sat 17 Jun | 2.30pm - 4.30pm | £8

Malika Booker, dynamic performer, focuses on Caribbean culture, home and the art of storytelling. She will be joined by Katrina Naomi - a widely-published, wonderfully engaging poet, translator, critic, mentor praised by Vicki Feaver for her ‘cool and fierce eye’. Dove Cottage Young Poets Hannah Hodgson and Bella Matarewicz will be performing at this event.

Venue: Abbot Hall
Max: 60

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Indenture to Windrush: Invisible Passengers of Two Imperial Migrations

Date: 12 May 2017, 18.30-20.30
Venue: The Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Tickets: £7.50, £5.00 concessions (senior citizens, students and unwaged)
Twitter: @PoCoSaS
Event supported by the University of London's John Coffin fund

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Peepal Tree authors at The Northern Short Story Festival 2017

The Northern Short Story Festival 2017, Saturday 3 June at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

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Speaking Volumes' Breaking Ground in the Caribbean

Speaking Volumes is delighted to welcome Mervyn Morris for one final tour before the end of his tenure as Jamaica’s Poet Laureate. Celebrating his 80th year and the release of his Collected Poems – Peelin Orange (Carcanet) – Professor Morris will visit London, Bristol and Manchester to read and talk at events which also include Linton Kwesi Johnson (Waterstones Piccadilly London), Jackie Kay (Manchester) and Kei Miller (George Padmore Institute London) among others.

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Cyril Dabydeen at CAA-NCR April Meeting

CAA-NCR April Meeting
Modernism and Micro-fiction in Creative Writing, with Cyril Dabydeen
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Location: McNabb Community Center, Percy St. at Gladstone

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