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SHORTLIST: Diversity Writing for Children Prize 2016

SHORTLIST: Diversity Writing for Children Prize 2016

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Shortlisted entries for the 2016 Commonword Diversity Writing for Children Prize are: Star Burn by Magda Knight The Ghosts and Jamal by Bridget Blankley Jed Zed Black by Roopa Farooki The Monster Orphanage by Rohan Agalwatta A Very Modern Covern by Manon Olegasagarem   To read the entries, click on the titles.   The winner will be declared on the...

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Diversity Writing for Children Prize 2016: Writing for Children Masterclass

Diversity Writing for Children Prize 2016: Writing for Children Masterclass

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FREE EVENT YOU MUST RESERVE A PLACE- please email afshan@cultureword.org.uk to do so. Organised by Commonword, this panel discussion is for those aspiring to write for the children’s fiction industry. Topics covered will include: how to find an agent, what publishers seek from writers in this genre, the challenges of writing diverse characters, the...

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Women in the Spotlight Arvon Residential

Women in the Spotlight Arvon Residential

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Women in the Spotlight will be showcasing their work in March 2016 in celebration of International Women’s Day. Click here for further details.   Update: The Women in the Spotlight 2016 are: Sui Anukka Col Bashir Hafsah Bashir Jane Bradley Maeve Clark Dipali Das Christina Fonthes Bethany Hermitt Charlotte Maxwell Yolanda Mercy Heena Patel...

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Paris Kaur wins Superheroes of Slam 2015

Paris Kaur wins Superheroes of Slam 2015

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Click here for an exclusive interview with the 2015 slam winner, Paris Kaur The Superheroes of Slam final took place on Friday 23rd October at Three Minute Theatre, as part of Manchester Literature Festival (MLF) 2015. This was the fifth occurrence of the poetry slam competition, which has become ever more successful year on year. Since June 2015, nine...

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Launch of Closure Anthology

Launch of Closure Anthology

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Thursday 29th October 7pm Three Minute Theatre Manchester Launch of CLOSURE: Contemporary Black British Short Stories (over 14s to adults) Closure is the first Black British short story anthology since IC3 (2000). This anthology is filled with stories which, like life, rarely end in the way we might expect… across cultures and time, from oral...

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