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Launch of the Local Voices Project Anthology

Way back in April we were extemely fortunate to host authors Abiola Bello, Rebecca Ley, Eithne Nightingale and John McMenemie and hear them speak about the importance of promoting writing at the grassroots level while launching a call for submissions for our own unique anthology — The Local Voices Project. We are delighted to now announce the launch of what has developed into quite the incredible story:

The Local Voices Anthology brings together writers from Hackney, Haringey and further afield, thinking about home. This is a heartfelt collection of stories, essays, and poetry from thirty-four incredible writers talking about the subjects closest to them — stories of identity, acceptance and a place we can call home, from modern day Hackney and Haringey.

And we are even more excited to announce that we will be hosting an official launch event on Saturday 11th November at Newington Green Meeting House (39A Newington Green, London) and we would love you to join us. The event will feature a series of readings, showcasing the work of some of most exciting establishing and up and coming writers in the boroughs, as well as a discussion with Indie Novella founder, Damien Mosley and special guests on the creation of the anthology and the importance of continuing this work to promote and unearth new writers at the local level.

You can also pre-order your copy here.

We’re also delighted to be continuing our work meeting and working with new writers. Thursday 26th October sees our Hackney Writing and Peer-Editors Circle move to The Mildmay Club and we will be welcoming new and established faces at 6.30pm. We are also continuing our season of workshops, almost every Saturday at various locations:

An Introduction to Novel Writing Workshop: Islington Central Library - Holloway Road — Saturday, 21st October 2023: 10:45 - 16:00

Creating Compelling Characters: Workshop: Islington Central Library - Holloway Road — Saturday, 28th October 2023: 10:45 - 16:00

11th November Launch of The Local Voices Project Anthology, with guest speakers — 1pm Newington Green Meeting House

Novel Writing and Demystifying the Publishing Process Workshop: Islington Central Library - Holloway Road — Saturday, 18th November 2023: 10:45 - 16:00

Creating Compelling Characters Workshop: Sheffield Central Library — Saturday, 25th November 2023: 10:30 - 16:00

An Introduction to Novel Writing Workshop: Islington Central Library - Holloway Road — Saturday, 9th December 2023: 10:45 - 16:00

Remote Editors Programme looking for Aspiring Editors from Black, Asian and Global Majority Backgrounds who want to get into publishing Indie Novella is extending the closing date for entries for our

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