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Regional Winner

Sunday 11 February from 12.30 to 4.30 pm
at 4th Floor Studios,
255-259 Commercial Road E1 2BT

I Am Thunder
I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan
is published by Macmillan
Children’s Books

Victoria Princewill
In the Palace of Flowers by Victoria Princewill is published by Cassava Republic.

Hanna Ali
The Story of Us
by Hanna Ali
is published as an ebook by
Market FiftyFour.

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Tickets £8.50 online
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Literary Natives – Writers of Colour Meet Up

Literary Natives

Literary Natives will launch monthly events for writers of colour to discuss issues relating to writing, books, and the road to becoming a published author.

The day will include an interactive panel discussion with debut authors. We will be joined by Victoria Princewill, the author of In The Palace of Flowers, a newly-acquired historical novel. Also on the panel is Muhammad Khan, the author of the debut Young Adult (YA) novel I Am Thunder, soon to be published by Macmillan and featured on Apple iBook’s Hot List for 2018. Our third panelist is Sabeena Akhtar, the editor of a ground-breaking collection of essays entitled Cut From the Same Cloth by British Muslim women. And finally, Hanna Ali will join the panel to discuss her newly published short story collection The Story of Us.

Cut From the Same Cloth
British Muslim women with Sabeena Akhtar

There will also be performances and readings, and the opportunity to network with other writers of colour. Coffee and cakes will be served, and Newham Bookshop will have books on sale.

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Family lessons for
Writing and Reading Newham
available here

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Interested in learning more about Newham Bookshop and some of the people connected with it? We have four lessons for classroom or family use developed from On the Record’s oral history project centered around Newham Bookshop, Writing and Reading Newham. Click here for full details.

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Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s
Bookshop of the Month

We are proud that Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s Bookshop of the Month. The article features a Q&A with Vivian Archer, which you can read here.

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