1. This video intro gives an insight into two award-winning Caribbean/North American authors, Caryl Phillips and Robert Antoni, and their newest books.

    The authors visited England in October 2015 to give readings at festivals and venues.

    Caryl Phillips’s novel, The Lost Child, is a story of orphans and outcasts influenced by Wuthering Heights. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize for his book Crossing The River, he was born in St Kitts, grew up in Leeds, and presently teaches at Yale University.

    Equal parts Trinidadian, Bahamian, and US citizen, Robert Antoni is the author of five books and is a recipient of the prestigious OCM Bocas Prize for his latest book, As Flies To Whatless Boys. The book draws from Antoni's two hundred years of family history and offers a richly comic historical narrative, with adventure. He lives in New York and teaches at The New School.

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  2. Medieval meets Modern in a sizzling staged slam of poets, each of whom will breathes life into one of Patience Agbabi’s characters from her poetry collection, Telling Tales (Canongate, 2014). This extract of the slam features a sizzling line-up including PATIENCE AGBABI, KYRILL POTAPOV, FRANCESCA BEARD, MICHAEL BROME, , STEVE TASANE and MICHAEL BROME, with neo-medieval musical responses by DJ: PSYKHOMANTUS.

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  3. Five times fringe award winner and acclaimed poet and performer Mark Gwynne Jones offers a blend of mind-altering poetry with an almost music hall edge. His skilful mix of humour and poignancy has made him a favourite of BBC Radio 4’s Wondermentalist Cabaret and Radio 3’s Late Junction.

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  4. John Agard reads Columbus Discovers Himself from his latest collection, Travel Light Travel Dark. The book is published by Bloodaxe Books.
    'Travel Light Travel Dark' combines playful language with emotional, social and cultural themes, and unfurls an enlightening and mischievous map to guide us through British history. Agard casts witty glances at long-held preoccupations with, concerns for, and fascinations around the Black Atlantic, the new world, and how we came to be.

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  5. Filming of the Nottingham-based poet Andrew 'Mulletproof' Graves in April 2014.
    The performance was part of renaissance one's The Final Stage Live at Embrace Arts.

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Literature and Spoken Word

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