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Usha Akella and Pramila Venkateswaran present the second collection of poems by Mexican women poets – Ana Belén López, Natalie Toledo, Elsa Cross, Maria Baranda and Mariana Bernardez – held in honour of Matwaala’s 2021 Festival of Poets of Colour series.
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For their Poets of Colour Festival, Matwaala 2021 brings together five prize-winning African American women poets – Dorothy Randall Gray, Cynthia Manick, Loretta Diane Walker, Marsha Nelson and Anastasia Tomkin. Here, Lucy Writers showcases their brilliant, moving work, which ranges from a celebration of Black motherhood through to the final moments of George Floyd’s life.
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On the anniversary of the death of writer and filmmaker Margaret Tait, we celebrate her life’s work with a recording of our event Midwinter with Margaret Tait, a book launch in collaboration with LUX London and So Mayer, which featured special guest speakers Sarah Neely, Lottie Whalen, Pema Monaghan and Alison Miller.
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Our contributors review this year’s Booker Prize shortlist and find a daring and diverse list of authors from around the world who all deserve to be celebrated.
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As the internet will have no doubt reminded you, staying at home and catching up on some Netflix is now officially *heroic*. Here’s an eclectic mix of streaming recommendations from our contributors.
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In these difficult, uncertain times, we’re turning to books for consolation, comfort and creative inspiration. Here are our writers’ suggestions for reading during self-isolation.
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Lucy Writers are proud to announce that Gabriela Frost, a regular arts writer for the platform, has been shortlisted for the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme Student Journalism Awards 2019, under the category of ‘Criticism’.
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Lucy Writers announces the winner of its first ever Flash Fiction Competition in collaboration with Retreat West and Byte The Book, and with sponsorship by My Ly.
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Florence Hazrat gives us the highlights of this year’s Fiction Prize Festival and offers invaluable advice to budding writers on how to get published.
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Our editor-in-chief, Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou, looks ahead to some of the highlights of the first ever Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize Festival, taking place this Saturday.
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