BRIDGET WHELAN writer

Muse, News and Views

World class writers, free wine and Caribbean food — Black History Month in Brighton

Writing Our legacyThere are some exciting events coming up this month – a lot are free (although you still need to book) and all of them are worth checking out…visit Writing Our Legacy to keep up to date with what’s going on

  • Inner Visions: A night of music and writing inspired by music featuring Mbira player Linos Wengara Magaya, Jamaican historian Colin Grant,  and Chinese Jamaican poet Hannah Lowe. Thursday 10 October, 5-7pm, Jubilee Library, free – advance booking advised.  Plate of Caribbean food: £7. Free wine from Barefoot Wine. Tickets from Jubilee Library’s Booklover store (01273 294071) or Eventbrite.

  • There’s No Place Like Home: Free one-hour creative writing workshops with Indian author and storyteller Umi Sinha. The workshops will help participants tell stories, their own or fiction, around the themes of home and displacement. Saturday 12 October, 12-1pm on Home, 2-3pm on Displacement, Jubilee Library, free. Booking advised. Tickets from Jubilee Library’s Booklover store (01273 294071) or Eventbrite.

  • Poetry workshop with Patience Agbabi: Come learn the art and craft and poetry of one of the UK’s finest poets. Thursday 24 October, 1.30-3.30pm, Jubilee Library, £15/10. Advance booking only through Eventbrite.

  • Mother Tongue: poets, rappers and performers battle it out including Shrapnel/Mrisi, Spliff Richard and writers from Ink On My Lips anthology, soon to be published on Waterloo Press and special guests. Thursday 24 October, 5-7pm, Jubilee Library, free – advance booking advised. Plate of Caribbean food: £7. Free wine from Barefoot Wine.Tickets from Jubilee Library’s Booklover store (01273 294071) or Eventbrite.

  • Writing masterclass with Jacob Ross Pt 2: Following on from Jacob’s successful workshop in Brighton this July, in this next workshop Jacob will be build on the work he did to examine the building blocks of stories and narrative and give participants opportunities to produce strong memorable narratives with practical exercises in the class. 30 November, Brighton, £30. Advance booking only through Eventbrite.

Black History MonthLinos Wengara – photo by Bip Mistry

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