May 28, 2023

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



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…


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

Doors: 6.45pm

Showtime: 8.15pm

Tickets: £5

For further enquiries tel: 07958 623 304 email:

[email protected]

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




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

Foyles Bookshop.

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:

Black Success Stories


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