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Jeremy Poynting is off to the Edinburgh International Book Festival

On 25th August Jeremy is off to participate in a panel at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, part of the Northern Lights programme - Many Words, Many Voices: Re-thinking Diversity in Publishing.

In this panel event the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, will facilitate a conversation with three panel guests on the subject of finding and publishing new diverse voices. Guests include Aberdeen-born author Kerry Hudson, author of Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns, Zimbabwean-born literary critic and editor at large of Canongate, Ellah Allfrey as well as Northern-based publisher of Caribbean and Black British writing, Jeremy Poynting of Peepal Tree Press. Together they will talk about the value of promoting diversity, the challenges and opportunities as well as ways to open access to untapped readers from these backgrounds. This conversation will be followed by a Q&A session so that the audience can input. The full programme can be found here https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/northern-lights-2019

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