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Ann-Margaret Lim: Bearing witness – for Mervyn Morris

Ann-Margaret Lim writes for the Jamaica Gleaner:

Monday, October 18, we celebrate Heroes Day in Jamaica. We also have individual heroes and for many of us, they include our parents and a few others.

My living Jamaican heroes include: Olive Senior, Eddie Baugh, Mervyn Morris, Kwame Dawes and Safiya Sinclair.

The poem below is my tribute to Professor Emeritus Mervyn Morris.

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Peepal Tree poets on the Underground

Poems on the Underground has made some of its tube poems available online.

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Poem-a-Day: 'One Summer' by Ann-Margaret Lim

Ann-Margaret Lim has just published the poem 'One Summer' for Poem-a-Day at Poets.org. Of the poem, Ann-Margaret says,

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Book Club Meeting: 'Motherland and Other Stories with Wandeka Gayle

Book Club Meeting: Motherland and Other Stories with Wandeka Gayle
Date and time: Friday 22 October 2021, 5-6.30pm BST
Free (book online)

From London, the USA and the Caribbean, Wandeka Gayle’s mostly young black women protagonists win our hearts.

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Event: Why David Oluwale Matters: race, mental ill-health & homelessness today

Why David Oluwale Matters: race, mental ill-health & homelessness today
Date and time: Wednesday 10 November 2021, 5.30-8pm, GMT
Venue: St George's Conference Centre, 60 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3DL
Tickets: Donation only (book online)

A panel discussion and Q&A on the intersection of 'race', mental health and homelessness in Leeds today.

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Event: Malika's Poetry Kitchen: Friends and Family

Malika's Poetry Kitchen: Friends and Family
Sat 30 Oct, 1pm BST
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Literature & poetry
£10
Book online

Join Malika Booker and members of her poetry collective as they celebrate the publication of their anthology Too Young, Too Loud, Too Different.

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Zoom Events: Artist, Mentor, Friend, Activist: Andrew Salkey a Man of Many Hats

Zoom Event: Artist, Mentor, Friend, Activist: Andrew Salkey a Man of Many Hats
Date and time: Friday 5 November 1.30pm GMT and Saturday 6 November 1.30pm GMT
Book online.

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We're recruiting! PAID social media intern (remote work)

Photo by Jeremy Bezanger on Unsplash

Peepal Tree Press is looking for a talented and vibrant social media intern to join us for four to six hours per week over the next six months. Salary is £12 per hour, and you can work flexibly around other commitments. This role is perfect for working from home.

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Arvon at Home: Reading and Q&A with Amanda Smyth

 

Wednesday 10th November 2021, 19:15pm BST
Price: £5.00 (concessions: £2.50)
Online (Zoom)
Book online

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The Observer: 'Akala, Bernardine Evaristo, Ben Okri and more pick 20 classic books by writers of colour'

Kadish Morris has published an excellent 'top 20' list in The Observer, featuring 20 contemporary writers such as Akala, Bernardine Evaristo and Ben Okri. Peepal Tree gets a nice shout out and there is an excellent range of books to add to your list.

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