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Ilkley Lit Fest 2014

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Ilkley Lit Fest 2014: National Tour starts. I am off to America in a few days and when I return it will be Black History Month. My Father & Other Superheroes...
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Furious Flower 2014

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Seeding the Future of African American Poetry The Furious Flower Poetry Center presents its decade-defining conference, September 24–27, 2014, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Malika Booker, Roger Robinson and myself...
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Cheltenham Lit Fest

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A celebration of The Brunel University African Poetry Prize, with thrilling live performances by this year’s winner, Liyou Libsekal and runner-up, Nick Makoha, chaired by award-winning writer and poet, Bernardine Evaristo Nick and Liyou will...
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Boston Review

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African Poets’ Sampler: Slapering Hol Press’s Seven New Generation African Poets, a box set of eight chapbooks edited by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani as part of the Poetry Foundations Poets in…

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Brent Remembers

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Brent Remembers is the London Borough of Brent's contribution to the SCL Digital War Memorial Project. The Libraries, Arts and Heritage team have brought together Brent residents with poets Malika...
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Late at Tate Britain

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Late at Tate Britain presents Spaces Between – a celebration of youth culture through word and sound Curated by Louder Than Words expect an evening of exploratory spoken word and sound inspired…

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Literary Crossdressing

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Literary Cross-dressing & the Diaspora  #AfricaWrites Join me on  Sunday 13 July, 13:45 – 14:45 at the British Library Conference Centre for a  FREE Panel discussion with poets, performers, playwrights and screenwriters Inua Ellams, Nick…

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The Spalding Suite

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The Spalding Suite:  This Thursday The Spalding Suite gives a (work in progress) debut  at the Southbank Centre Thu 03 July 7:30pm . A post-show talk will take place in Purcell Room...
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Fathers’ Story Week

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Fathers' Story Week: is an annual celebration of the power of dads' reading with their children. It will next take place on 9 to 15 June 2014 – the week leading...
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Biosphere Fest

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BIOSPHERE is a new spoken word programme for the Festival of Nature 2014, exploring the role of literature in engaging people with nature, and nature in engaging people with literature....
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WW1 workshop

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World War 1 Poetry workshop: As we approach the 100-year anniversary of the start of the First World War, we would like to invite you to an evening poetry workshop…

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Love Bites

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Love Bites: Hosted by writer and broadcaster Yasmeen Khan. Hear from key speakers including activist and journalist Laurie Penny; playwright Shelley Silas; theatre maker Nick Makoha; social and cultural anthropologist Jean...
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African Book Review

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The African Book Review met with finalists for The Brunel University African Poetry Prize to discuss their poems, inspirations, and hopes for the future of African Poetry. Here’s our interview with Nick Makoha, a poet…

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BUAPP Prize

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The Brunel University African Poetry Prize Shortlist: Now in it’s second year, this year this literary award sponsored by Brunel University is aimed at the “development, celebration and promotion of poetry…

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Bringing Up Boys

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Bringing Up Boys: @Fathersuperhero talking WOWLDN Are there fundamental differences in how we bring up boys and girls and do we have unhelpful preconceived ideas about how children of each gender should behave? Are gender-segregated products…

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Afro Supa Hero

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Special Event: Explore the ‘supa hero and shero’ as cultural protectors, storytellers, mentors and leaders of mythical and alternative lifestyles: archetypes found in exciting and outrageous storylines that are interchangeable...
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Being A Man Festival

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Over this groundbreaking weekend, men of all ages and from many walks of life lead conversations and Q&As on what it means to be a man today. A group of extraordinary...
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After Eight Lounge

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Come and feed your mind and nourish your soul with an evening of poetry and spoken word, hosted by Simon Mole. We are pleased to welcome some of the biggest…

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Diaspora Writes Back

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Poetry evening featuring acclaimed poets Warsan Shire, Nick Makoha, Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Leeto Thale. Introduced and moderated by Bernardine Evaristo MBE (Anglo-Nigerian novelist and founder of the Brunel University…

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