Peepal Tree Press presents Peepal Tree Salon, featuring Yvonne Weekes (reading from Volcano), Desiree Reynolds (reading from Seduce) and Maya Chowdhry (reading from Fossil).
Yvonne Weekes believes that if you touch one soul, you change the world. If this is true, her impact has already been as forceful as the volcano she fled. As writer, actor, director, producer, performance poet, teacher facilitator, caring friend and mother, she has touched the souls of many and changed the lives of quite a few.
Desiree Reynolds was brought up in Clapham, London and started her writing career as a freelance journalist for the Jamaica Gleaner and the Village Voice. She has gone on to write film scripts, poetry and short stories. She continues to work as a journalist, writing book and film reviews. She is a broadcaster, creative writing workshop facilitator, DJ and mentor. Seduce is her first novel. She is currently working on a collection of short stories.
A poet, transmedia writer and activist, Maya Chowdhry’s previous poetry collection is The Seamstress and the Global Garment. She’s also published in many anthologies, including Out of Bounds (Bloodaxe) and magazines such as Ambit. She’s won many accolades for her work, including the Cardiff International Poetry Competition.Tales from the Towpath, commissioned by Manchester Literature Festival, was shortlisted for the 2014 New Media Writing Prize.
Date: Wednesday 15 June 2016
Venue: Waterstones Piccadilly, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD
To find out how to reserve your place for this free event visit Waterstones website.