Projects

Scroll through to see all of our current and past projects.

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    The Golden Shovel

    Thursday 29 June, 7pm – Celebrating the Centenary of Gwendolyn Brooks – poetry performances at the British Library Friday 30 June, 10.30am – A Poetry Masterclass: Terrance Hayes and Caleb Femi – workshop at Free Word Centre Saturday 1 July, 10.30am – Masterclass with Patricia Smith and Malika Booker – workshop at The Poetry School (Click each event for further information and

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    Writers of the World Unite!

    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 graphic

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    The Global Soul: Imagining the Cosmopolitan

    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 Georgetown

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    Breaking Ground: Celebrating Writers of Colour

    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 the

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    Arts Council funding for international showcases of British BAME writers

    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 best

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