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Inscribe Poetry Workshop with Nick Makoha

Saturday 6 May, 2017
11am - 5pm
Union 105 (East Street Arts), 105 Chapeltown Road, Chapeltown, Leeds LS7 3HY 
Price: £15 (£12 Inscribers)

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Cyril Dabydeen at CAA-NCR April Meeting

CAA-NCR April Meeting
Modernism and Micro-fiction in Creative Writing, with Cyril Dabydeen
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Location: McNabb Community Center, Percy St. at Gladstone

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Desiree Reynolds joins line-up for Grrrl Con 2017

Aimed at emerging women writers of all levels, Grrrl Con – presented by Write Like a Grrrl and For Books’ Sake – will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect and collaborate with a nationwide community, while delivering all the essential tools, insight and inspiration to revolutionise your writing craft and confidence.

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'I’m trying to write Jamaica into me': Opal Palmer Adisa interviews Shara McCallum

Opal Palmer Adisa interviews Shara McCallum for sx salon. Shara talks about her new book Madwoman, Jamaica and memory:

'I’m trying to write Jamaica into me, keep Jamaica with me as much as I can, despite being an emigrant and not living there. Jamaican history (my family’s story as part of the larger story of the country) and culture (in various ways but especially language and landscape, as you note) are touchstones to which I return, as a writer and as a person.'

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Derek Still by Laurence A Breiner

 Derek Still

ore legar populi” - Ovid

 

The pages of the sea still turn

And the leaves of the trees.

The feathers of birds still rustle in the wind.

But there is a stillness, a muting, something missed.

Where is the voice that tolled out the names in the sea,

Intoned the oracles scratched on the Sybil’s leaves,

And chronicled the cities fled or flown to?

 

Take up the volume; turn up the volume.

Read him to your child, your lover,

To strangers encountered,

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Olivier Stephenson on Derek Walcott for Wired Ja

Image: By Jorge Mejía peralta [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Olivier Stephenson writes about Derek Walcott over at Wired Ja.

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Growing Up Under Walcott

Image: By Jorge Mejía peralta [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Words: Vladimir Lucien
                                                           

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Alecia McKenzie wins Carbet Prize for Sweetheart

After three hours of deliberation, the Antillo-Guyanese high school students awarded the 17th Carbet High School Prize to Alecia McKenzie for her novel Sweetheart (or Trésor in French). Alecia was neck-to-shoulder with Daniel Picouly, but finally won the vote. Author of five books and born in Jamaica, the writer is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. She is also a journalist.

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The Bone Readers by Jacob Ross wins the inaugural Jhalak Prize!

We are delighted to report that  Jacob Ross has won the inaugural The Jhalak Prize for his crime fiction novel, The Bone Readers!

There have been some wonderful comments from the judges. Speaking of The Bone Readers, judge Catherine Johnson said, 'Jacob Ross is, I believe, one of the most incisive and illuminating writers working in English today. The Bone Readers is a beautifully realised and exquisite crime novel.'

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Longlist announced for 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

Three Peepal Tree writers have made it to the seventh OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature longlist. Ann-Margaret Lim has been longlisted for Poetry, and both Marcia Douglas and Kevin Jared Hosein have been longlisted for Fiction. A winner will be selected for each category (the shortlist), with an overall winner selected in April at the festival.

Writing of the books, the prize said:

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