Saturday 9th Oct
Willesden Green Library, NW10
Black Women Writers Event
2 – 6pm
Writing with confidence – a workshop for Black Women Writers with Maureen Roberts (in conjunction with African Writers Abroad).
This free workshop aims to make women writers aware of and appreciate their own unique style of writing through exercises and discussion. Participants will learn and explore methods to begin and structure their writing.
Maureen Roberts has an MA in Education from Western Carolina University and an M.A. in creative writing, from Goldsmith College. Her first collection of poetry, My Grandmother Sings to Me, is published by Bogle L’Ouverture.
I think I am going to clear away my schedule and go do this on Saturday.
I think it’s no coincidence I’m going up to London tomorrow morning.
I think it’s just what I need right now…
Other Stuff in London This Weekend
As part of the b3 media annual festival, Beats, Bytes and the Big
Screen, you are invited to make a submission to this forthcoming feature
Sat 9 October, 11am – 1pm
ELECTRIC AVENUE STUDIOS, BRIXTON, LONDON
IN CONVERSATION: Nelson George Feature Lab
Writer, producer and cultural critic Nelson George heads up this
screenwriting lab for writers and producers developing their first
feature. Writers or project teams are invited to submit a one page
features synopsis to take part. Six projects will be selected and
invited to participate. Nelson George (executive producer of Everyday
People) is the author of nine non-fiction books and five novels and has
won a Grammy and an American Book Award. He co-wrote the films
“Strictly Business,” starring Halle Berry, and “CB4,” with Chris Rock,
who also starred. George served as consulting producer on the
EmmyR-winning “The Chris Rock Show” for HBO and has directed several
short films, including “To Be a Black Man,” narrated by Samuel L.
Jackson. Nelson George has also lead screenwriting workshops at the
Sundance Film Festival.
Submit: one page feature synopsis by 1st October 2004 by email to:
[email protected] with ‘Nelson George Feature Lab’ in the subject
heading and include your CV with name, address and day time telephone
Saturday 9th October Olaudah Equiano Study Day Museum of London EC2:
A half-day in depth study of the life of this remarkable man hosted by the Equiano society
PeppaMint Sundayz presents…
KINGS & QUEENS OF POETRY
A lively and exciting Black History Month special featuring Kings &
Queens in the world of performance poetry & spoken word. The night will
be fused with music and will also feature performances from some of the
best in song.
Date: Sunday 10th October 2004
Venue: 291 Gallery, 291 Hackney Rd, London, E2 8NA
For further enquiries tel: 07958 623 304 email:
Directions: Tube: Liverpool St, Old St & Bethnal Green
Buses: 55 from Old Street & 48 and 26 from Liverpool Street (alight at
the former Queen Elizabeth Childrens Hospital with a short walk
Nearest Overground: Liverpool St & Cambridge Heath
291 has a large car park and there is limited parking in the area after
Access to 291 is via its car park entrance, next to 289 Hackney Road.
Visit this link to see online map:
PeppaMint Sundayz Team
Afro-Boy, Dionne, Mr Gee, Lavinia, Natalie and Phenzwaan
IN ASSOCIATION WITH FOYLES BOOKSHOP & BBC LONDON
JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER (prizegiving)
DATE: Saturday 9 October
TIME: 3pm – 4.30pm
VENUE: The Gallery, Foyles Bookshop, 113-119 Charing Cross Road,
London WC2H 0EB
PRICE: This event is FREE but advance booking through Spread the
Word is essential. You can call us on 020 7735 3111 or email
[email protected] to book for this event.
Judge a Book by its Cover is Spread the Word’s third annual writing
competition, which was launched in April and closed for entries on 31 July
2004. This event marks its culmination in a public prizegiving for the seven
winners across two age cateories.
We asked entrants to judge a book by its cover and fill the pages that were
sandwiched inside an imaginary book jacket.
The three judges, Mai Ghoussoub, David Mostyn and Luke Sutherland worked
hard to consider over a thousand entries in the two age categories.
Come along and hear the winners and those highly commended read their
entries at a showcase to mark the end of the competition in the Gallery at
Listen out for the overall winner who will be featured on BBC London 94.9FM.
To read the winning entries go to the Wordstore online at:
Celebrating Black Heroes and Sheroes
As part of the Black History Season, Zhana will be leading a storytelling workshop for adults and those 16 years and older. This workshop will help us to develop and share our memories and inspiration.
On Saturday 9th October
At Brixton Art Gallery, 35 Brixton Station Road, London SW9
0207 733 6957
Doors open 3:30 p.m. Workshop 4-6 p.m.
Free of Charge
Zhana will be speaking about her new book, “Black Success Stories”, and
her experience of self-publishing, at the next Brixtongue, Saturday 9th
October from 8 p.m.
Brixton Art Gallery, 35 Brixton Staton Road, London SW9
0207 733 6957
For more information and to order your copy, visit: