You are warmly invited to literary readings by Curdella Forbes and Roger Robinson, of Peepal Tree Press.
‘Caribbean Voices’: Peepal Tree Press Literary Readings
Monday 18th November :: 6:00pm :: G09, Old Whiteknights House, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading
Curdella Forbes is the critically acclaimed Jamaican author of Songs of Silence (Heinemann 2002, 2010); Flying with Icarus and Other Stories (Walker Books 2003), a collection of stories for younger readers; A Permanent Freedom (Peepal Tree 2008); and an award-winning scholarly work, From Nation to Diaspora: Samuel Selvon, George Lamming and the Cultural Performance of Gender. Currently Professor of Caribbean Literature at Howard University, she lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Roger Robinson is a writer and performer who lives between London and Trinidad. He has performed worldwide and is an experienced lecturer on poetry and performance. He was also chosen by Decibel as one of 50 writers who have influenced the black- British writing canon over the past 50 years. He has received writing commissions from Stratford Theatre Royal East, The National Trust, London Open House and the National Portrait Gallery, LIFT and the Tate.
Peepal Tree Press is the world’s largest publisher of Anglophone Caribbean writing. In 26 years the press has published over 300 titles. Its books and authors have won numerous awards, including the Commonwealth Book Prizes; Forward First Collection Prize, PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry; OCM Bocas Prizes; Guyana Prizes; Poetry Book Society Recommendation; BIAJ
Readers Choice Awards; and the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize.
All are welcome to this free event.