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SI Leeds Literary Prize presents
SI Leeds Literary Prize Readings
Monday 19 September
IN A NUTSHELL
Author and literary critic Sunny Singh introduces the shortlist of the 2016 inaugural SI Leeds Literary Prize.
The SI Leeds Literary Prize is a national, biennial award for black and Asian women writers in the UK with patrons including Bonnie Greer, Monica Ali, Dreda Say Mitchell and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, this year sees the announcement of the third award in October at the Ilkley Literature Festival. This pre award event will be a fantastic evening of discussion and performances, featuring readings from the shortlist.
Join us for what promises to be an exciting night.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Author Sunny Singh will introduce the writers and the prize. Half of the event will feature the readings, the other half will be the discussion. The writers will read extracts from their prose pieces. After that, Sunny will moderate the Q&A element asking authors about their work, experiences as writers etc
Sunny Singh is the author of Hotel Arcadia which was published to critical acclaim. She founded the Jhalak Foundation, which funds and organises paediatric cardiac surgery for under-privileged children in India. She has contributed to a collection selected by Khushwant Singh, stories in honour of Ruskin Bond, American anthologies, The Drawbridge, International PEN, numerous academic journals and newspapers worldwide.
SI Leeds Literary Prize
The SI Leeds Literary Prize is a biennial prize for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women in the UK. The prize aims to act as a loudspeaker for Black and Asian women’s voices, and a platform to discover exciting new talent from a group largely under-represented on our bookshelves. The prize works closely with a range of other established literary partners to enable increased support for our winning writers including Arvon, The Literary Consultancy, and New Writing North.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING
'The prize is a testament to the importance and manifest talent of women and a tribute to the gift of cultural, national, ethnic and linguistic diversity. The prize is important and necessary but, more than that, it is introduced to the world as an act of joy, happiness and the discovery of new work. Join us in celebration.' Bidisha, prize patron.
WHY DOES RICH MIX MATTER?
'It’s a fantastic community venue with a great, eclectic programme and reflective of the diversity in London.'
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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Suitable for ages 16+
This event is free, but booking is required
Photo: Walter White
This event is wheelchair accessible.