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Black Book Swap 6: The Programme

Black Book Swap returns on Saturday 29 November. We are so excited… and here is the programme.

This is the 6th run of our popular literature festival that is focused upon hearing from both newly published and established authors. Black Book Swap is a chilled out event that enables everyone to hear what the authors have to say, chat to them about their work, and purchase their books. We are always so pleased when authors say yes to us. Do come and meet them on the 29th.

Uniquely Black Book Swap is the only event that lets you, the reader exchange the book that you have finished for one that has been ‘pre-loved’ by others. This circulation of a books – whether loved or hated is a good thing. You’ll be able to pick up something new, or something that you always planned to read. So check your book shelves and remember to bring your ‘swap’ with with you on Saturday 29 November.


Book tickets here: Black Book Swap 6

New venue

We are delighted to be in a new venue for Black Book Swap 6. Pancras Square Library is a brand new library at the fabulous Kings Cross development. The Library is across from St Pancras International Station.

Programme
5 Pancras Square, London NIC 4AG

12.00 Amanda Wilson is the publisher of Letters to a Young Generation which is a collection of letters from eminent black men to encourage and inspire today’s young men. She will be taking about why she launched her publishing house with this book. Cleon Wilson is one of the letter writers, and he will explain why he wrote his letter.

12.25 Desiree Reynolds is a well-respected poet and journalist, who used to work on the Jamaica Gleaner. Her first book Seduce is set on the fictional island of Church and explores race and class and the relationship between men and women in the Caribbean.

12.40 Stephen Thompson has published 3 books – both non-fiction and fiction. He is also the publisher and editor of the online literary magazine Colverstone Review. He will be talking about his new crime fiction novel No More Heroes that will be published next spring by Jacaranda Publishing.

Lunch : 1.00 – 2.00

2.05 Jennifer Nansbuguga Makumbi is an award-winning Ugandan writer – she won the Commonwealth short story prize last year. She will talking about her debut novel Kintu – this bold and ambitious novel won the 2013 Kwani Manuscript Project, a new literary prize for unpublished fiction by African writers.

2.35 Panel discussion: Amanda Wilson of 9:10 Publishing and Valerie Brandes of Jacaranda Publishing will discuss how publishing works in this the digital age; what they think about self-publishing v ‘traditional’ publishing. They will share hints and tips about writing and what they think makes a good book.Come and tell us what books you’d like to see published.

3.05 Desert Island Books conversation with Dreda Say Mitchell
Dreda is the only Black British writer to have won the UK’s crime fiction award – she won it for best debut novel. In addition to telling us about the books that most inspire her, she will also be talking about her new book Vendetta, which is a race against time thriller that takes us into the world of the undercover cop, informers and double agents.

Close 4.15

The Black Book Swap team reserves the right to change the programme at any time.

SOURCE: Black Book News – Read entire story here.


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