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Ann Morgan at Faversham Literary Festival

Literary explorer Ann Morgan, based in Folkestone, set herself a year-long challenge to read a book from every country. In Reading the World she records her quest. Crossing Over tells the story of an encounter between an 87-year-old Kent coast resident with dementia and a traumatised Malawian migrant hiding in her barn.

Ann will be talking to author Maggie Butt about her lifelong endeavour to champion the sharing of stories from across the globe.

The Curae – launch

Join us on Google Meets for the long-awaited launch of the anthology of the inaugural Curae Prize!

We will be joined by the shortlisted authors and special guests, with Anna Vaught, author and founder of the prize, running the evening. Not to be missed! (Free)

Contraflow launch at Poetry above the Crypt

Join us on the 11th of November at St Mary’s church, Islington, to launch Contraflow: Lines of Englishness 1922–2022 as part of the Poetry Above the Crypt series.

Confirmed readers currently include:

John Challis, Kate Clanchy, David Clarke, Julia Copus, Peter Daniels, Rishi Dastidar, Stuart Henson, Holly Hopkins, Mimi Khalvati, Gregory Leadbetter, Katrina Naomi, Ruth Padel, Robert Selby, Tom Sastry, Elisabeth Sennitt Clough, George Szirtes, Rory Waterman and Rebecca Watts.

The event is free and open to all – no need to book, but please do help us spread the word! – at St Mary’s Church, Islington, 7–9.30 pm.

Donation suggested to Hospice Care, Kenya.

The Alchemy launch with Leone Ross

We’re delighted to be joined by the acclaimed novelist Leone Ross on Instagram Live for the launch for Anna Vaught’s guide to gentle productivity for writers, The Alchemy. Free and open to all – join us on Instagram!

Panel: Queer Ukraine

We’re delighted to see DVIJKA are appearing at the Coast Is Queer festival this year:

Join us for this rare opportunity to hear one of the most exciting queer writers of our time in conversation with Ukrainian writers and activists from the front line, telling their complex, compelling stories on their own terms. The panel will be led by Brighton’s own Maria Jastrzębskawhose Polish homeland has its own complex relationship to both Ukraine and LGBTQ+ rights.