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#WATCH: Esther Phillips talk about Barbados and Drax Hall on Channel 4 News

Poet Laureate of Barbados Esther Phillips recently spoke to Channel 4 News about Barbados becoming a republic and the Drax Hall estate. You can watch the film on YouTube below.

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#LISTEN: Esther Phillips on The World

Esther Phillips speaks eloquently about Barbados' history, independence and future with The World's Marco Werman:

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BBC World Book Club: Monique Roffey: The Mermaid of Black Conch

Harriett Gilbert talks to the multi-award-winning Trinidadian-British author Monique Roffey about her enchanting novel The Mermaid of Black Conch, which won the 2020 Costa Book of the Year. Roffey spins the mesmerising tale of a cursed mermaid and the lonely fisherman who falls in love with her.

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Workshop: INFINITUM: Afrofuturist Sequential-Based Narratives

INFINITUM: Afrofuturist Sequential-Based Narratives
Led by Tim Fielder
Date: Saturday 11 December 2021
Time: 1:30pm – 6:30pm GMT
Venue: Online Zoom
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Workshop: The Alchemy of Place: Creating Immersive Settings with Marcia Douglas

The Alchemy of Place: Creating Immersive Settings
Led by Marcia Douglas
Date: Saturday 4 December, 2021
Time: 1.30-6.30pm GMT/UTC
Venue: Online Zoom
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How can our writing present both commonplace as well as fantastical worlds with dimension and interest? And what tools can we use to establish those worlds as places integral to our characters’ lives?

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Reading Barbados

Image: Esther Phillips with George Lamming, on the occasion of her first reading as Poet Laureate of Barbados.

Written by Jeremy Poynting, Managing Editor of Peepal Tree Press

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Event: Taking Black Writers Seriously 2

Thursday 25 November 2021, 6-8pm GMT/UTC
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Online event

Are you a Black Writer in Britain interested in writing for TV and film? Then read on.

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If you want to reach wide audiences with your writing, Taking Black Writers Seriously is an introductory session, with a Q&A, to find out why choosing a career to create and write feature films and drama series is now a good choice.

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Diana McCaulay interviewed in The Environment

Diana McCaulay was interviewed for The Environment, the magazine for the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management. She talks about climate justice and her latest novel, Daylight Come:

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Nikheel Gorolay: Tips for staying disciplined

by Nikheel Gorolay

To be honest, I haven’t learnt any new writing tips or tricks over the past year and a half – just finding the time to write at all has often been a challenge. The pandemic has been tough, both personally with the loss of friends and family, and professionally, as what was already set to be a busy time for me was compounded by an inflated workload, as a direct result of the actions taken by the government in response to the outbreak. 

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Cyril Dabydeen: Negotiating V.S. Naipaul: A Personal View

In The Beacon, Cyril Dabydeen writes about the influence of V.S. Naipaul:

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