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ACWWS: Talk de Tings with Julia Alvarez

The Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars has begun a YouTube channel, to promote the organisation to young and emergent scholars and writers.

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Dancing Duppy: Notes from two workshops by Anthony McNeill

Vahni Capildeo has written the essay 'Dancing Duppy: Notes from two workshops by Anthony McNeill' for Axon Journal.

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Kitch makes the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019 shortlist

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Jamaica Observer interviews Shara McCallum

3 March 2019's The Sunday Observer Bookends column ran an #InConversation between Peepal Tree authors Jacqueline Bishop and Shara McCallum, discussing the latter's poetry, absent fathers, and 'passing' as a mixed race Black woman.

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Ted Hughes Award shortlist features Filigree contributors

Three Ted Hughes nominees are in our Filigree: Contemporary Black British Poetry anthology: Raymond Antrobus, Tishani Doshi and Roy Macfarlane.

The judges this year were Linton Kwesi Johnson, Canon Mark Oakley and Clare Shaw.

Read the shortlist.

Pick up Filigree.

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Inscribe-supported writer Degna Stone to publish new chapbook

Inscribe-supported writer Degna Stone is busy preparing for the release of her new chapbook, Handling Stolen Goods. Published under Peepal Tree's Inscribe imprint, Handling Stolen Goods is available for pre-order now.

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Jan Lowe Shinebourne: "I'm a product of the sugar estate"

A new essay by Jan Lowe Shinebourne has been published on Facebook. In "I'm a product of the sugar estate", Jan writes about Guyana and its history, and its influence on her work. She talks especially of the connections she has with Rose Hall.

The essay originated as a talk given at Senate House, University of London, on 27 October 2016.

Read the essay on Facebook.

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February Kindle Deal: Come Let Us Sing Anyway for 99p

Throughout February, Amazon will be featuring Leone Ross' short story collection Come Let Us Sing Anyway in its Kindle promotion. The ebook will be on sale for just 99p for the month.

Buy the book at Amazon UK now.

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Stella Ahmadou is one of Jacaranda's 20 black authors for 2020

We're pleased to see that 2016 SI Leeds Literary Prize-shortlisted writer Stella Ahmadou has been selected as one of 20 black writers to appear in Jacaranda's exciting new project to publish 20 authors in 2020.

Jacaranda was successful in crowdfunding £25,000 to support its publishing programme for 2020.

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Pedro Mir symposium recap

Check out the videos of last month’s Approaches to Mir (with David Cortés-Caban, Roberto Márquez, and Dan-el Padilla Peralta), and Mir in Translation (Jonathan Cohen, Sintia Molina, and Rosa Mirna Sánchez)—as well as Silvio Torres-Saillant’s keynote speech.

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