Shivanee Ramlochan will be in England from September to October 2018 for the Forward Prizes and during her stay, will be on a book tour giving readings at arts venues, festivals and universities, as well as running masterclasses and workshops.
Ramlochan is a Trinidadian writer, arts reporter and book blogger. Her first collection of poems, Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting is published by Peepal Tree Press (2017) and has been shortlisted for the Forward Prizes (2018 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection). The book was also a finalist selection for the 2018 People's Choice T&T Book of the Year.
Shortlisted for The Forward Prizes 2018 (Best First Collection).
Shortlisted for the People’s Choice T&T Book of the Year 2018
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15th, British Library
16th, London Liming
20th, Malika’s Poetry Kitchen at Poetry School
1st, Spread The Word
9th 7pm, Electric House, Portobello Road, Summoning Creativity: conversation with Suzanne Noble (Advantages of Age)
10th, Oxford University Poetry Society
13th, Black Writers Conference, Manchester
16th Caribbean Women’s Poetry event, Norwich, contact us for info
17th 2pm, University of Leicester
19th, The Leeds Library Salon
22nd, Brunel University
22nd PM, private launch, contact us for details
Ramlochan is the deputy editor of The Caribbean Review of Books, the Book Review Editor for Caribbean Beat Magazine and is part of the team that runs the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, the Anglophone Caribbean's largest literary festival. She also writes about books at her personal blog, Novel Niche with a special emphasis on close readings of Caribbean and queer literatures. Her UK appearance is part of a book tour produced by Renaissance One www.novelniche.net @novelniche