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A Night of Poetry and Prose with Monica Minott

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2022, 7pm EST/4pm PST/12am GMT on 2 March
Venue: Online event (Zoom)
Price: Free
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Contact: birchbarkediting@gmail.com

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Maggie Butt, Robert Selby & Winsome Monica Minott at Faversham Literary Festival

Date: Saturday 19 February 2022, 4pm GMT
Location: The Mayors Parlour

Price: Free (booking required)
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Interview: The Miseducation of Merle Hodge in Caribbean Beat

Trinidadian writer Merle Hodge began her career by publishing what would become a beloved Caribbean classic, Crick Crack, Monkey, in 1970. Five decades later, as she prepares to publish her third novel, Hodge tells Andre Bagoo what took so long — and what drives her interest in capturing the often confusing experience of Caribbean childhood on the page.

Read the interview in full at Caribbean Beat.

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“What Is Old Can Sometimes Feel New”: Andre Bagoo chats to the LA Review of Books

Stephen Narain interviews Andre Bagoo in the LA Review of Books. Andre speaks of his latest collection of stories, The Dreaming:

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Amanda Smyth's Fortune longlisted for Walter Scott Prize

Amanda Smyth's Fortune has been selected as one of the 13 books to make the Walter Scott Prize longlist. The judges have described the book as, 'A thrilling Shakespearean tragedy of a story, about love, lust, ambition, destiny, and human frailty'.

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The Power of Queer Caribbean Love: A Reading & Discussion with Shivanee Ramlochan

The Power of Queer Caribbean Love: A Reading and Discussion Event with Indo-Trinidadian poet Shivanee Ramlochan
Wednesday 16 February 2022
6-7pm GMT
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To borrow Shivanee's words:

My first public reading of 2022 is queer as *heaven*.

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Diana McCaulay in conversation with Tricia McCarter

On her podcast Here We Read for Fun, Tricia McCarter has interviewed Diana McCaulay about Daylight Come.

Find out more at the Here We Read for Fun podcast at Anchor FM.

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On Rabbie Burns: Shara McCallum's author's note for No Ruined Stone

The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men
Gang aft agley,
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
for promis’d joy!

— Robert Burns

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Shara McCallum digital book tour 2022

In support of her latest collection No Ruined Stone, Shara McCallum is reading online--meaning you can take part wherever you are in the world.

Shara McCallum's Upcoming Virtual Readings in UK & US

27 January 2022        National Library of Scotland, 5pm GMT (12pm EST), Edinburgh, Scotland, virtual; preregistration required

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John Lyons at Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s - Now

John Lyons is part of the brand new exhibition Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s - Now at the Tate. The exhibition runs until 3 April 2022, and is supported by the Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation, with additional support from the Life Between the Islands Exhibition Supporters Circle, Tate Americas Foundation, Tate Patrons and Tate Members.

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