Books

Dolly Parton Literacy program to help Hackney children

Dolly Parton Literacy program to help Hackney children

Country and Bluegrass Singing sensation, Dolly Parton, is coming to town! The music legend who is currently on the UK leg of her Blue Smoke world tour, will be promoting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library,  a program she launched in 1997 to provide children a free, age-appropriate book on a monthly basis from birth through age […]








 

Book Launch; Gifts from the Garden by Debora Robertson

Book Launch; Gifts from the Garden by Debora Robertson

  Martha Stewart move over, it’s publication day for Stoke Newington resident, writer Debora Robertson’s book  Gifts from the Garden and a talk and demonstration by Debora will be held at Stoke Newington Book Shop this evening (Thursday 20 September). Brimming with ideas from the pretty to the practical, ‘Gifts from the Garden’ contains more […]








 

Stoke Newington Literary Festival back for a 3rd year 1 – 3 June

Stoke Newington Literary Festival back for a 3rd year  1 – 3 June

  Has it been 3 years already? Hard to believe it was the year I started this site and first announced, what is fast becoming a must go to event on the literary calendar. Festival organizers  say this year, The Stoke Newington Literary Festival will be a refreshing alternative to the union jack teapots and […]








 

Screening and discussion – In the Land of the Free

Screening and discussion – In the Land of the Free

Angola 3 Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and  Robert King, have spent almost a century between them in solitary confinement in  Angola, the Louisiana State  Penitentiary. Herman and Albert are still held in solitary confinement today  after thirty eight years.  How could this be? In America…In Obama’s America? The film will be followed by a discussion […]








 

4th Annual WordPower Literary Festival & Bookfair at Centreprise

Voices of the Black Diaspora 2010 Europe’s largest Black literature festival and book fair returns on 15th – 17th October and will be hosted by Centerprise Book Store in Dalston. A celebration of Black voices,  come together at Hackneys oldest book-store and Black community and arts centre, bringing together authors, artists and readers for discussions, […]