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<p style="text-align:center;color:#222222;font-family:Arial,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:150%;margin:1em 0;padding:0">We are writing to fill you in on all the <a href="https://royalafricansociety.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a5b4dc2dec57bd289170737f2&id=07c644bdfe&e=deb1081e5f" style="word-wrap:break-word;color:#606060;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">Young Voices workshops</a> that are taking place. Starting next week, we have a range of creative writing workshops designed from 6 - 18 years, with poets <strong>Ruth Awolola</strong>, <strong>Victoria Adukwei-Bulley</strong>, <strong>Amina Jama</strong> and <strong>Yomi Sode</strong>. As well as this, there are talks with <strong>Knights Of_ </strong>authors featuring <strong>Patrice Lawrence,</strong> <strong>Dorcas Magbadelo </strong>and<strong> Leah Boleto</strong> suitable from ages 11+. </p>

<p style="text-align:center;color:#222222;font-family:Arial,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:150%;margin:1em 0;padding:0">We have also included information regarding our headliners which you may also enjoy. A note that there are<strong> two tickets remaining for 'In Praise of Still Boys' with Julianknxx, <a href="https://royalafricansociety.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a5b4dc2dec57bd289170737f2&id=9b8b1e86b5&e=deb1081e5f" style="word-wrap:break-word;color:#606060;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">grab the last one</a> if you can!</strong> Please feel free to share these events around with anyone else who you feel may also be interested, full programme announcement coming soon.</p>

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<span style="font-size:13px">A two part creative writing workshop for 6 - 8 year olds </span><span style="font-size:13px">with</span><span style="font-size:13px"><em> </em></span><strong>Ruth Awolola.</strong></p>

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Venue: Crowdcast<br>
Tickets: FREE / £2 / £5 / £10 (Pay What You Can)</span><br>
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A two part creative writing workshop for 9 -11 year olds with<em><strong> </strong></em><strong>Victoria Adukwei-Bulley.</strong></p>

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<strong>Saturdays 9 & 16 October 2021<br>
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<strong>Friday 15 October October 2021<br>
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<span style="color:#0000ff"><strong>IN PERSON ONLY</strong></span><br>
<strong>Monday 4 October, 19:00 - 20:30 (BST)</strong><br>
Venue: 180 The Strand, Temple, London, WC2R 1EA<br>
Tickets:  £2 / £5 / £10 (Pay What You Can)<br>
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<span style="font-size:13px"><strong><span style="color:#0000ff">IN PERSON</span> &<span style="color:#ffa500"> LIVE STREAM</span></strong><br>
<strong>Africa Writes 2021 Headline Event</strong></span><br>
<strong><span style="font-size:13px">Saturday 23 October, 17:30 - 19:00 (BST)</span></strong><br>
<span style="font-size:13px">Venue: Knowledge Centre Theatre and British Library Player</span><br>
<span style="font-size:13px">Tickets: £10 / £8 / £5*</span><br>
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A rhythmic evening of poetry, dance and sound exploring names we inherit featuring<strong> Sethembile Msezane, Raymond Antrobus</strong> and <strong>Catrina Nisbett.</strong></p>

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<strong>Sunday 24 October, 17:00 - 18:30 (BST)</strong><br>
Venue: Knowledge Centre Theatre and British Library Player<br>
Tickets: £10 / £8 / £5*<br>
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A bold, uncompromising feminist manifesto on how to defy, disrupt and destroy the patriarchy with <strong>Mona Eltahawy</strong> and <strong>Leyla Hussein</strong>.<br>
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<strong>Monday 11 October 2021</strong><br>
<strong>Time: 11:00 - 13:00 (BST)</strong><br>
Venue: Zoom<br>
Tickets: £35 / £17.50 (concession rate)<br>
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Discover key tips and industry insight in writing for middle grade children.<br>
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Drawing on over fifteen years in the children’s publishing industry, and an author of a dozen children’s books ranging from picture books to YA, <strong>Jasmine Richards</strong> invites writers curious and experienced into the world of writing for middle grade children (ages 8 - 12 years). <br>
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Friday 15 October 2021<br>
Time: 14:00 - 17:00 (BST) / 13:00 - 16:00 (GMT)</strong><br>
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Learn the craft of pushing your writing beyond perceived limits to unlock your imagination and to explore how far your writing can take you.  This workshop is presented by Africa Writes and Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra.<br>
<strong>Deadline: Monday 4 October.</strong><br>
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Channel your activism into essay writing.<br>
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This workshop interrogates the essence of essay writing (whether personal, social, political or cultural) as a practice of activism. Putting your voice and words on a page can be a radical act of courage, and this workshop will aim to help you identify what skills you need to strengthen your craft. <br>
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A poetry workshop that uses food and recipes as a pathway to create new poems. <br>
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As Africans food has often been not only a source of nourishment but also love, joy and pleasure. We gather as communities to eat, we use food to heal, as aphrodisiacs, to celebrate. Comfort Food with Wana Wana is to memorialise, reimagine and reclaim comfort, joy and pleasure.</p>

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Entry to an exciting weekend of talks and performances celebrating African literature. Africa Writes festival, the UK’s largest celebration of contemporary African and diaspora literature brought to you by the Royal African Society, returns for its ninth edition. Purchase an all day pass and access the full programme for our in person and headline events held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October at The British Library. The full festival programme at the British Library will be announced soon.<br>
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