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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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Desiree Reynolds joins line-up for Grrrl Con 2017

Aimed at emerging women writers of all levels, Grrrl Con – presented by Write Like a Grrrl and For Books’ Sake – will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect and collaborate with a nationwide community, while delivering all the essential tools, insight and inspiration to revolutionise your writing craft and confidence.

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Jacob Ross at York Literature Festival

Fri, March 24, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Waterstone’s York, Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL

Jacob Ross will read from The Bone Readers, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Introduction by Peepal Tree Managing Editor Jeremy Poynting.

'The Bone Readers is a page-turner, but its insights and language are equally testament to a literary novel of impressive depth and acuity.' The Guardian

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Shara McCallum UK Tour

Renaissance One and Peepal Tree Press present

UK MADWOMAN tour for Jamaican/US poet Shara McCallum

Leeds: Tuesday 2 May, 5.45pm 
Open to the public and free admission.
Alumni Room, School of English, 10 Cavendish Road, University of Leeds

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