day : 07/02/2017 7 results

Publicity Profile

What it means to take part in an Almasi League creative writing workshop   1. How did you get interested in reading books? I have been an avid reader from a young age. Reading is a way for me to relax, it is nourishing to escape into a good read and a form of escapism from everyday life. Reading various authors also inspires my ...

Journal: Ninth Edition

A brilliant class visit from our editors and publishers this month, Richard Beswick (Little, Brown) Sharmaine Lovegrove (Dialogue Books) and Kit Caless (Influx), who were all absolutely fantastic.  The three spent a full two hours answering questions and giving insights and all aspects of the business, giving do’s and don’t's of covering ...

Journal: Eighth Edition

This month we focused on David Dabydeen’s essay, ‘On Not Being Milton, Nigger talk,’ with its specific take on language and the use of colloquial patois in literature by writers of colour.  It was a great essay to read after last month's visit from Ellah and actually seemed to follow on quite neatly from the idea of claiming our space as ...

Journal: Seventh Edition

We had a class visit from editor and publisher Ellah Alfrey this month, which was informative and inspiring as her first visit to the Almasi League.  In an informal, Q&A type setting which involved all of the group, Ellah spoke for over an hour and a half about fighting the urge to seek ‘permission to write’ from the industry, how to ...

Journal: Sixth Edition

This month, we had a great class visit from Julia Kingsford, the independent agent who represents Almasi League supporter Nikesh Shukla, amongst other talents.  She took the class through her beginnings, as a part of the sales and marketing team at Foyles, to starting her own agency, and her plans to form a larger agency specifically for writers ...

Almasi micro-fiction award winner

Congratulations to Tabitha Potts, winner of the Almasi micro-fiction award for her story Beneath The Skin. The competition coincided with our recently held creative writing workshops, which was run to encourage East London residents, to take part in the competition. We asked writers to provide a compelling plot and insightful characteris...

Journal: Fifth Edition

Spread the Word London Writers Network - Meet The Agents Event 27 March 2017 Whilst Courttia currently facilitates a writing residency in Trinidad, this month’s postponed mentoring session, presented a perfectly timed opportunity to attend Spread the Word’s, Meet the Agents event. Our group of writers, staff, and alumni, attended the ...