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October 2015

Flowers has been published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 8 as one of the 20 stories shortlisted for this year’s prize.

Many congratulations to the winners, Brent van Staalduinen, J.R. 63 more words


The Butterfly Effect: Politics and Realism in Black Music

by Courttia Newland  Follow @CourttiaNewland

Has the Hip Hop Generation found its voice? It’s possible it has. For those who care, this does seem like a vintage year for R&B and Rap music. 1,877 more words

Academic Space

Authors and Activists: Courttia Newland on Censorship and Writing

On 4th November, York PEN welcomed Courttia Newland to give a reading and Q&A with students in the first of our ‘Authors&Activists’ series. Courttia describes himself as an “author, screenwriter, playwright, creative writing tutor literary activist” and has previously been involved with English PEN through conducting creative writing workshops in prisons. 478 more words


Courttia Newland on location in Church Street


Author Courttia Newland was our special guest at Church Street Library last week.  The author of seven novels, Courttia was in familiar surroundings, having made regular visits to Church Street market and the Lisson Green estate in the 1980s.  85 more words


Black British writers: we're more than just Zadie Smith and Monica Ali | Irenosen Okojie

Black British writers: we’re more than just Zadie Smith and Monica Ali | Irenosen Okojie


This article relates to why I am making an effort to read more female and ethnic minority writers and as with any article, the comments make for an even more interesting read.

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Living & Learning

Literary Bites anyone...?

Good Morning patient souls,

I hope you are all blessed and not losing momentum after the rapid weather change in the UK. It is due to this that this Wednesdays post is now reaching you on a Sunday. 506 more words