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#WATCH: Roy McFarlane reading from Filigree

Roy McFarlane reads 'Dancing with Ghosts' at the Kadija Sesay & Friends event at the Barbican Library. This was part of the first preview reading from Filigree: Contemporary Black British Poets, published under our Inscribe imprint. Roy knows how to deliver 'Pentecost' as poetry!

Roy's new collection is called The Healing Next Time with Nine Arches Press - JUST  OUT!

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Inscribe writer Adam Lowe and author Una Marson join Grace Nichols and John Agard at British Library

Entrance Hall, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Fri 1 Jun - Sun 21 Oct 2018
Price: Free
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Inscribe-supported writer Adam Lowe appears as part of the British Library's Windrush exhibition, alongside videos by John Agard, Grace Nichols, Hannah Lowe, Maggie Harris and Kim O’Loughlin.

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Full of Life workshops with Jocelyn Watson

Leeds: Saturday 6 October, 11am-4pm; The Leeds Library LS1 (Book)
London: Saturday 3 November, 11am-4pm; Torriano Meeting House NW5 (Book)
Price: £15 / £12 (concessions)

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NCJAA: What does success look like for arts in criminal justice settings?

What does success look like for arts in criminal justice settings? is the bold new paper from the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA), commissioned by Arts Council England in 2017, highlights the findings from a series of roundtables which considered the titular question. The paper has special relevance to writers and artists working in criminal justice settings, such as writers-in-residence at prisons.

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New Poetry Anthology of Black British Poets: Exploring the subtleties of ‘Filigree’

Filigree is the second anthology of contemporary Black British poetry published by Peepal Tree Press, a leader in Caribbean and Black British literature. It follows in the footsteps of previous successful anthologies: Red: Contemporary Black British Poetry (edited by Kwame Dawes) and Closure: Contemporary Black British Short Stories (edited by Jacob Ross).

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Writing Black, writing trauma

'Who would I be without my misery? Keeping calm about Black life has never remained an option,' writes Rashad Mubarak in his essay on 'The Trauma of Being A Black Writer'.

Read the article over at Medium.

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Call for submissions: Race, Gender, Austerity Hope and Resistance

Please circulate widely

Race, Gender, Austerity Hope and Resistance strategy, organisation and change

An open call for intersectional articles, images, photography, artwork, graphic novel extracts, satirical cartoons and poetry by women.

On the themes of race, gender, austerity, hope and resistance - strategy, organisation and change.

In recognition of marginalised voices, women of colour, queer women of colour and indigenous women are particularly encouraged to submit.

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Valda Jackson: Still Holding On

This work is constructed from images created over decades. Photographs taken 50-60 years ago are positioned with studio images against a background of English oak. In the centre is ‘Waiting’, a charcoal painting made 30 years ago. Farthest left, a more recent drawing in graphite is balanced by a newer work, a painting still in progress. The figures represent children whose parents came to Britain from the Caribbean between 1948 and the 1970s. The children might have come with their parents, some would have travelled alone to join parents, and some were born here.

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Editing for Success: Strengthen Your Inner Editor & Make Your Writing Irresistible with Mahsuda Snaith

Saturday 22 September,, 11am-4pm
Leeds (venue TBC)
Book online now.

PLACES ARE LIMITED!!!

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Inscribe writers highly commended in Jericho-Marjacq Bursary 2018

Two Inscribers, Adam Lowe and Jocelyn Watson, were highly commended for the Jericho-Marjacq Bursary for under-represented writers 2018.

The 2018 winner was Carrie Nelson, with runners-up Indigo Griffiths, Dominic Nelson-Ashley, Julie Farrell, Ashley Hickson-Lovence and Jarred McGinnis. The highly commended writers were Adam and Jocelyn, Cathy Mark and Debjani Chatterjee.

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