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Brighton launch of Filigree

Date: Saturday 16 March 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Venue: The Writers' Place, 9 Jew Street, Brighton BN1 1UT

We are inviting you to a unique opportunity to hear contributors to Filigree, Peepal Tree Press’ second anthology of contemporary Black British poetry here in the South East, at New Writing South. Filigree follows in the footsteps of previous successful anthologies: RED (poetry) and Closure(short stories).

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Bookends' moving tribute to Hazel Campbell

Last Sunday's edition of Bookends in the Jamaica Observer had a wonderful tribute to Hazel Campbell, written by writer Erna Brodber.

Jamaican author Hazel Campbell, who died December 12, 2018, was eulogised at a service of thanksgiving at Church on the Rock, on January 5, 2019 by her friend, the writer Erna Brodber. Bookends shares the moving remembrance.

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Read two poems from Lauren K. Alleyne at Porter House Review

Lauren K. Alleyne has two poems from Honeyfish published this month at Porter House Review.

Read the poems online.

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Read 'The Woman Who Lived in a Restaurant' by Leone Ross

In his newsletter about short stories, Thomas Morris shared Leone Ross' 'The Woman Who Lived in a Restaurant', with a fabulous short review.

Read the story online for free.

If you enjoy it, why not buy the book from our website?

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Caribbean Writing with Claire Adam, Jamaica Kincaid and Jacob Ross (BBC Radio 4)

BBC Radio 4 has published a special programme celebrating the breadth and power of writing from the Caribbean, featuring Jacob Ross, Jamaica Kincaid and Claire Adam.

Listen to the show online (international listeners may need to use the BBC Radio app instead).

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Three new reviews in the Sunday Observer

The Sunday edition of the Jamaica Observer has published three short reviews of Peepal Tree Press titles by Jacqueline Bishop.

Read the reviews of Jamaica on My Mind, Tell No-One About This and Love It When You Come, Hate It When You Go.

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Sharon Leach recommends 10 books in Jamaica Observer

Sharon Leach gives us a to-be-read pile with a difference:

I write to excavate what I know, but I read to find out what I don't. Without reading, therefore, there is no writing. For someone who makes their living by words, like me, reading is not just for pleasure; it is oxygen. Reading is breathing in, writing is breathing out.

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Kitch makes the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019 longlist

The Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019 longlist has been announced, and Kitch has made the cut.

Read the brief accompanying review.

Kitch is one of 13 titles comprise the longlist. 

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New year, new reviews

Here's a round-up of reviews from the end of last year into the beginning of this year. We're really pleased to see how our books are being appreciated around the world.

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Opal Palmer Adisa publishes Interviewing the Caribbean Volume 2

Peepal Tree writer Opal Palmer Adisa has launched Volume 2 of Interviewing the Caribbean.

Interviewing the Caribbean is an online journal that celebrates Caribbean artists everywhere—and to invite you to participate. Each issue will feature works from Caribbean artists at home and in the Diaspora.

This issue is dedicated to Jamaican novelist Garfield Ellis (1961–2018), Jamaican master ceramic artist Gene Pearson (1946–2018) and St. Lucian novelist Garth St. Omer (1931–2018).

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