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Kadija Sesay joins The Reader's Gravity Festival line-up

Peepal Tree poet Kadija Sesay joins SI Leeds Literary Prize Readers’ Choice award-winner Kit de Waal, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Ashleigh Nugent, Hannah Azieb Pool, Jacqueline Roy, Lissa Evans, Judith Bryan, Roosevelt Montas, Katherine May and Tomiwa Owolade, among others at The Reader's Gravity Festival.

Gravity is a festival for our times that fuses great writing with intimate conversations about life’s ups and downs.

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The BVI Lit Fest kicks off on 3 November 2022

This year's BVI Literary Festival will be taking place 3-6 November on Tortola with the theme "Unspoken. Unwritten. Unknown."

You can expect to find such writers as Kei Miller, Tiphanie Yanique, Tobias Buckell, Desiree C Bailey, Sharma Taylor, Ana Portnoy Brimmer, Andre Bagoo, Derron Sandy, Celeste Rita Baker, Yona Deshommes, Hon. Dennis Lister, and Celeste Rita Baker.

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Calabash Presents... at Leeds Central Library

Calabash Presents
Saturday 8th October 2022 11am to 7pm
Leeds Central Library, Leeds LS1 3AB 

As part of Jamaica Society Leeds' Out of Many Festival, Jamaica’s much-loved Calabash International Literary Festival brings a hint of Treasure Beach vibe to Leeds for an unmissable, day-long literary take-over of the library curated by Calabash co-founders Kwame Dawes and Justine Henzell.

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Join us for Bocas UK 2022 at the British Library

Bocas UK 2022 at the British Library
Where: Entrance Hall, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
When: Sat 29 Oct 2022, 11am to 8.30pm
Price: £30 / £26 (senior/60+) / £15 (18-25s, students, unemployed, disabled) / £10 (online)
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546 / boxoffice@bl.uk
Find out more on the British Library website.

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John Kinsella: "Fascism has various faces"

John Kinsella has blogged about recent goings on at his website, Mutually Said: Poets Vegan Anarchist Pacifist. John includes a poem, and his brief musings on colonialism, monarchism and enforced grief:

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Rommi Smith: Notes from a Residency

Rommi Smith: Notes from a Residency
Wednesday 28 September, 7-8pm BST (UTC+1), Online

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Out of Many x Peepal Tree Press Upcoming Book Club Dates

Out of Many x Peepal Tree Press brings you the very best Jamaican writers to our regular Peepal Tree Book Club. See the events below and check out Eventbrite for more details.

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An introduction to Out of Many x Peepal Tree Press Book Club

Find out more about Out of Many x Peepal Tree Press at Eventbrite.

The Peepal Tree Book Club is a new online space for book lovers. As a member, you'll receive exciting discounts, meet the authors become part of a vibrant online community. 

We will read Peepal Tree Press books from both the back list and the front list and those part of the Online Book Club will have the opportunity to meet authors, ask questions, meet book lovers from across the globe online.

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Celeste Mohammed and Nicholas Laughlin in Belfast

Thursday, 3 November 2022, 6-7pm
No Alibis Bookshop, 83 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL
£7 / £6 concession

Tickets available on the door. Online ticket sales close at 4pm.

Please note: Due to travel issues, unfortunately Jacob Ross will not be joining us this evening. We hope you will give a warm welcome to Celeste Mohammed, and Nicholas Laughlin, Director of Bocas Lit Festival (Trinidad & Tobago), who has kindly agreed to join the conversation, hosted by Raquel McKee.

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Malika Booker and Monique Roffey at Caribbean Literature in English – Writing Back and Writing Forward

Coming up on 28 October, The Society of Antiquaries of London is hosting the conference Caribbean Literature in English –  Writing Back and Writing. The main focus of this conference will be on ‘writing back’, or how Caribbean literature engages with ideas of European literary canonicity: participating in, contesting, overturning and resisting. The programme ranges broadly to include both established and more innovative and contemporary texts and explores issues of postcolonialism, hybridity, reception, language and orality, gender, nationhood and identity.

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