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Jacqueline Bishop launches exhibition in NYC

‘By the Rivers of Babylon’ Jacqueline Bishop
Opening Reception March 30, 6-9pm
March 30 – April 22, 2018
SRO Gallery, 1144 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216

SRO Gallery will be hosting By the Rivers of Babylon, an exhibition of paintings by the artist and writer Jacqueline Bishop with selections from three separate but overlapping series: “Dudus”; “Landscapes: Jamaica,” and “Babylon & Zion.”

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Caribbean Feminisms, Diasporic Identities

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 5pm- 6.30pm
Caribbean Feminisms, Diasporic Identities
Performance from Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow, Dr Vahni Capildeo
‘Diversities’ talk from Melanie Abrahams from Renaissance One
Book online

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Writers in Conversation: Helen Klonaris & Nicholas Laughlin

British Council Literature Podcast presenter Georgina Godwin headed to the Small Wonder Short Story Festival last October. While there, she caught up with Helen Klonaris, Bahamian writer, performer, activist and teacher, who is also this year's British Council International Writer in Residence at the festival. She also chatted to Nicholas Laughlin, author and programme director of the Bocas Lit Fest.

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Nick Makoha at Writing in Migration

Poetry & Spoken Word
Friday 27 April 2018
9-10.30pm
Kino 2
Eintritt: € 8,- (reduced € 6,-)

Performing Artists:
Linda Gabriel
Romeo Oriogun
Musa Okwonga
Nick Makoha
Moderation/Host: Maroula Blades

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Shara McCallum makes Best of the Net 2017

Shara McCallum's poem 'Sorrow' has been selected for the Best of the Net 2017 anthology, which just went live online.

The Best of the Net project continues to promote the diverse and growing collection of voices who are publishing their work online, a venue that continues to see less respect from such yearly anthologies as the Pushcart and Best American series. This anthology serves to bring greater respect to an innovative and continually expanding medium in the same medium in which it is published.

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Colonial Countryside: Ten New Creative Commissions

10 new creative writing commissions at £1,200 each for ‘Colonial Countryside: English Country Houses Reinterpreted.’

About the project

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Who’s Full?

Presented by Free Word with Poet in the City
Date: Thursday 15 Mar 2018
Time: 6.45-8.45pm
Tickets: £7 (early bird) / £10 (standard) / FREE (unwaged*)
Free Word Lecture Theatre & Hall, Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA

A jam-packed evening of spoken word performances, sonic sensations and something for the taste buds, exploring the science behind the global food system and what it means to 'eat well'.

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Beyond Words: Seni Seneviratne and Hylda Sims

Date: Tuesday 6 March 2018
Time: Doors open 7.15pm for 7.30pm start
Entry: £5 / £4 concessions
Venue: The Gipsy Hill Tavern, 79 Gipsy Hill, SE19 1QY

Beyond Words invites you to enjoy Seni Seneviratne and Hylda Sims plus poets from the floor.

Seni writes poetry bright with passionate intensity. Hylda Sims writes a dash of political reality with enthusiasm and humour.

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Kei Miller at Cultural Exchanges Festival (De Montfort University)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:00 PM  7:00 PM
Clephan Building (3.01)
Bonners Lane Leicester LE1
Book online 

“.. when we think about all these borders fidgeting and wriggling and changing. It questions our traditional idea of what poetry is ...”
— Cerys Matthews, Judge of the Forward Prize (2014)

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SI Leeds Literary Prize on BBC Radio Leeds

The SI Leeds Literary Prize was recently featured on BBC Radio Leeds with Prize Director Fiona Goh and 2016 winner, Amita Murray.

This year’s winner will receive £3,000, the runner-up will get £1,250, and there will be a third prize of £750.  The award’s Prize Plus programme also supports shortlisted writers through a programme of events, workshops, manuscript assessment and 1:1 coaching.

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