Take a look back….

Inner Visions

Thurs 10 October, 5-7pm, free

Music and writing inspired by music: Mbira player Linos Wengara, historian Colin Grant and poet Hannah Lowe.
Free wine from Barefoot Wine, plus food for sale from Benjie’s Caribbean Kitchen.

Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1GE

Book your FREE space & a plate of Caribbean food £7 from Jubilee Library’s Booklover store (01273 294071) or writingourlegacy2013.eventbrite.co.uk

Mother Tongue

Thurs 24 October, 5-7pm, free

Poets, rappers and performers battle it out: Mrisi Shrapnel, Spliff Richard, Ink on My Lips writers and very special guests. Free wine from Barefoot Wine, plus food for sale from Benjie’s Caribbean Kitchen.

Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1GE

Book your FREE space & a plate of Caribbean food £7 from Jubilee Library’s Booklover store (01273 294071) or https://writingourlegacy2013.eventbrite.co.uk

Ink On My Lips Book Launch

Sat 2 November, 7.30pm, £5 (£4 concession)

Travel between America, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean in an evening of stories, poems, music and mixed media performance. Five writers – Akila Richards, Ife O Yamuna, Gwyneth Wint, Jenny Arach and Amy Zamarripa Solis – will read from a new anthology Ink on My Lips, published this autumn by Waterloo Press. The evening will also include stories and poems from dear departed Irene Mensah.

Brighton Dome, Studio Bar, New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UG

http://brightondome.org/event/3738/ink_on_my_lips/

Latin Voices Live! Festival

2-9 November, various times venue, mainly free
Including:

  • Free children’s storytelling at Jubilee Library
  • Dead Late, adult evening event at Brighton Museum on Thurs 7 Nov – £5 advance, £7 on door
  • Family Day at Brighton Dome & Museum and Jubilee Library on Sat 9 Nov – free, some arts and craft activities by donation, Luis Munoz reading £4

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IINSPIRE: Jacob Ross in conversation

Fri 26 July, 7.30pm-9.30pm (doors 7pm), ticket only £5, with plate of Caribbean food £12

Acclaimed Caribbean author and short story writer Jacob Ross is joining us for a special evening at The Old Market. As well as reading from his work and talking about his life as a writer, Jacob will also be in discussion with 3 Sussex authors about creativity, inspiration and the state of publishing for Black authors.With David Nwokedi (Fitzgeralds Wood, Jonathan Cape), Umi Sinha (Lila) and one more author to be confirmed.

Jacob Ross is the author of acclaimed short story collections, Song for Simone (1986) and A Way to Catch the Dust (1999). His first novel, Pynter Bender was shortlisted for the Authors Club Best First Novel Award 2009 and the Commonwealth Writers Prize 2009. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has judged the V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize, the Tom-Gallon Award and Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize. Jacob is also the Associate Fiction Editor for Peepal Tree Press and a tutor of Narrative Craft and the Fiction Editor for SABLE LitMag.

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove BN31AS

The Old Market theoldmarket.com or box office 01273 201801. See discounts on writingourlegacy2013.eventbrite.co.uk

Photographer: Bip Mistry