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A Festival of Literature and Social Change – Waterstones Piccadilly, London, 28 April – 1 May 2017 Writers of the World Unite brings the world to Waterstones Piccadilly. Over four days, we’ll talk Russian revolutionary poetry, debate identity politics in the age of globalisation, discover how Caribbean literature makes its own rules and look at the radical potential of graphicApril 5, 2017
The Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice presents “The Global Soul: Imagining the Cosmopolitan” Spring Symposium in collaboration with the Bath Spa Centre for Transnational Creativity and Education. Participants include John Freeman, Xiaolu Guo, Aleksandar Hemon, Kapka Kassabova, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Taiye Selasi, and Kamila Shamsie. This symposium has been convened by Animatta Forna, and takes place at GeorgetownMarch 23, 2017
Read the new Breaking Ground: Celebrating Writers of Colour booklet Speaking Volumes has begun the next chapter of the Breaking Ground project with the launch of a new booklet celebrating writers of colour. We hope that the booklet will be a valuable resource both at home and overseas, demonstrating the wide and varied literature of the UK whilst raising theMarch 15, 2017
Speaking Volumes secures Arts Council funding to showcase British BAME writers internationally Speaking Volumes is the only literary agency, and one of just four London-based arts organisations, to secure a coveted international grant to showcase talented British black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) writers to European audiences. The International Showcasing Fund, awarded by Arts Council England, will enable Speaking Volumes to champion the bestAugust 1, 2016
Breaking Ground – Black British Writers US Tour We are about to take Breaking Ground back to the USA for the second part of the tour, starting in April 2016. Click on event titles for more information Thursday 28 April Breaking Ground at Seton Hall, New Jersey with Bernardine Evaristo and Colin Grant Free and open to the publicAugust 27, 2015