Glimpse : An evening of speculative tales and songs

Tuesday 23th May

Writers from the Glimpse anthology of Black Speculative fiction perform and read their stories.

 

Celebrate the first Black British Speculative Fiction anthology with some of its contributing writers. Evening will include songs from the stories by musician Naomi Kalu. These are original stories written especially for Glimpse. The discussion will range from their process of writing material that is not of this world and the increasing popularity of the speculative fiction genre in the African Diaspora and how it sits in the space of Black British Literature.

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Pete Kalu will talk about his story, ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’. His daughter, Naomi Kalu will perform two songs connected with this story.

About Peter Kalu and Naomi KaluPeter Kalu’s novel, One Drop, was published by Andersen Press in August 2022. He writes speculative and historical fiction. His short stories can be found in anthologies by Peepal Tree, Comma press and Bluemoose.

Naomi Kalu is a young musician/songwriter from Oldham. She is interested in black history, and the lyrics and music of Lauryn Hill, John Legend and Frank Ocean.https://www.youtube.com/@Naomi-bt2du https://www.instagram.com/thanksalotnaomi/

Pete Kalu will talk about his story, ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’. His daughter, Naomi Kalu will perform two songs connected with this story.

About Peter Kalu and Naomi KaluPeter Kalu’s novel, One Drop, was published by Andersen Press in August 2022. He writes speculative and historical fiction. His short stories can be found in anthologies by Peepal Tree, Comma press and Bluemoose.

Naomi Kalu is a young musician/songwriter from Oldham. She is interested in black history, and the lyrics and music of Lauryn Hill, John Legend and Frank Ocean.https://www.youtube.com/@Naomi-bt2du https://www.instagram.com/thanksalotnaomi/

Judith Bryan’s 1998 Saga Prize winning novel, Bernard and the Cloth Monkey, was republished in 2021 for Penguin’s ‘Black Britain: Writing Back’ series, curated and with a new introduction by Booker-prize winner, Bernardine Evaristo. Judith’s fiction and nonfiction are published by Penguin, Bloomsbury and Peepal Tree among others. Her first play, A Cold Snap, was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon award. She is a Hawthornden Fellow and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with over twenty years experience teaching creative writing. She has two historical novels in progress and is working towards a first collection of short stories. Judith will read from her Glimpse story, ‘De Novo’.

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