‐ Home of the Best in Caribbean & Black British Writing ‐

Blog

ReadCaribbean brings Caribbean writers to Miami Book Fair 2016

True to its name, the Miami International Book Fair is keep its eye on vistas beyond its own shores, and we're thrilled to see a slew of Caribbean writers on show throughout the programme.

Read post

Reviews round-up: September/October 2016

We're thrilled to see a great review of The Repenters by Kevan Jared Hosein in the T&T Guardian.

The Marvellous Equations of the Dread by Marcia Douglas has been nominated for The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses. We were thrilled to read the excellent comments from the judging panel.

Read post

Esther Phillips picks up NIFCA prize and Governor General's Award

Esther Phillips' collection Leaving Atlantis just won two awards! It picked up a gold award in the professional category of the NIFCA Literary Competition in Barbados, as well as the Governor General's Award for Excellence. Congratulations, Esther!

Read post

Writing on the Arts: A Workshop for Caribbean Culture Journalists

The British Council, working in partnership with the Bocas Lit Fest, based in Trinidad and Tobago, and the Department of Literatures in English at the University of

Read post

Literary Leicester: Closure: Black British Writing

Literary Leicester celebrates the launch of Closure on 17 Nov 2016, the first Black British short story anthology in fifteen years.

Voted 'a 2016 must read', by The Guardian and Buzzfeed, this anthology is rich with stories which, like life, rarely end in the way we might expect…

Come hear four top-notch writers read and discuss their stories with Peepal Tree Press Associate Editor, Jacob Ross. Readers include Jacqueline Crooks, Leicester’s own Mahsuda Snaith, Leone Ross and Desiree Reynolds.

Read post

Call for Poets/Writers: Presence

Presence 
A multi-media project in the North-East England funded by Arts Council England

Coordinated by identity on tyne, Presence has developed out of a First World War project, Beyond the Western Front, which researched the contribution of Black, Asian and ethnic minorities in the First World War.

Read post

Maya Chowdhry previews Peas on Earth

Maya Chowdhry is currently working on a research and development project called Peas on Earth. Using augmented reality to produce an immersive live experience, Maya is building on and developing work created via Word of Warning's Divergency. She is investigating with technologists, live artists and potential audiences to create a show that capitalises on the best aspects of performance and technology.

Read post

Fresh Milk writer-in-residence for November 2016: Dorothea Smartt

Dorothea Smartt’s work typically bridges the islands of Britain and Barbados, effortlessly shuttling between local and global scenes, as it weaves a diasporic web. She has two full collections, Connecting Medium (2001) and Ship Shape (2008). In the latter, ‘a powerful work of reclamation, restitution and reanimation’ (Wasafiri) she offers a name and imagined life to the African buried in Samboo’s Grave, Lancaster.

Read post

Book tour: Fossil by Maya Chowdhry

This month we published Fossil, the exciting new chapbook by Inscribe-supported writer Maya Chowdhry. Maya, who lives and works in Manchester, is an interactive artist who works across disciplines. Fossil explores the impact of human activity on climate change though a post-colonial lens and from the perspective of all life on earth including plants, creatures, elements and inanimate objects.

Read post

Save the Date: Narrating the Caribbean Nation 2017

Narrating the Caribbean Nation will be at Leeds University 24-25 February 2017. The Friday evening will feature readings and performances by Peepal Tree's writers, and the Saturday conference will bring together readers, writers, academics and publishers for round table discussions and presentations. Kwame Dawes (Peepal Tree's associate poetry editor) is our keynote speaker.

The conference will be followed by a fabulous after party in Leeds celebrating over 30 years of Peepal Tree Press!

Read post

Pages

Share this article

‐ Home of the Best in Caribbean & Black British Writing ‐