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  1. Trading Tales: Writers Get Ready and Set to Go!

    Lisa Allen-Agostini c Joshua Yetman

    Before the Games has even begun, find out more about our Commonwealth writers getting set for Glasgow and Trinidad next month.

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  2. Jackie Kay Remembers Maya Angelou

    President Barack Obama presenting Angelou with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2011

    'Maya Angelou gave the impression that she’d managed not just to live one life, but to pull off several of them.'

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  3. Open Call for Literary Translation Winter School in Paraty, Brazil

    General

    09.05.2014

    Emerging British and Brazilian literary translators are invited to apply for a fully funded winter translation school in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21-29 of July.

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  4. Commonwealth Poets United: The Exchanges so Far

    General, Project News

    02.05.2014

    Rachel McCrum performs in Cape Town c Retha Ferguson

    An international exchange between six Scottish poets and six poets from the commonwealth has begun, with poets from across Scotland connecting with poets from all corners of the commonwealth, in a programme designed to build friendships and find commonalities across national and cultural borders.

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  5. "Women in Kurdistan are Not Passive Victims": An Interview with Choman Hardi

    General

    15.04.2014

    Choman Hardi

    The Niniti International Literature Festival launches on the 22nd of April in Erbil, Iraq, a continuation of the Erbil Literature Festival, now in its third year. 'Niniti' is a Sumerian epithet meaning 'lady of life', chosen to reflect the festival's focus on women's writing.

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  6. Korean Writers Light up the UK at the London Book Fair Korea Market Focus

    General

    11.04.2014

    The third day of the London Book Fair draws to a close with Earl's Court, the Southbank Centre, Asia House and Edinburgh Central Library all hosting events featuring the cream of the crop of contemporary Korean writers.

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  7. Korea Takes Centre Stage at the London Book Fair: Day Two

    General

    10.04.2014

    Korean literature is taking the London Book Fair by storm for the second day running. Here we look back at the dynamic response to our cultural programme on social media, and look forward at today's events.

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  8. Commonwealth Voices: Antiguan Writer Joanne C Hillhouse

    General, Project News

    07.04.2014

    Talking Change, Adventure and Challenges with Joanne C Hillhouse

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  9. Commonwealth Voices: Scottish Writer Martin MacIntyre

    General, Project News

    07.04.2014

    Martin MacIntyre on the rich seam of oral culture in the Gaelic language

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  10. The Untold Story: By Our Own Tongues

    Date: April 2014
    Time: 4-5.30pm
    Venue: Mitchell Library, Glasgow

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