Saturday, 25 October 2008

Small Publishers' Fair

On 24th October 2008, I attended a Small Publishers Fair; an international artists’ book fair now in its seventh year. The event was held at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London and featured over fifty publishers of books by contemporary artists, poets, writers and composers.

I spent two hours browsing and did lots of networking. Admission was free and included wine. Highlights were: inspiring and insightful dialogue with two students on the Poetic Practice MA programme – which explores contemporary experimental practices in poetry in relation to contemporary theory and new media. To view their blogs:

The Small Publishers Fair is on 24th and 25th October from 11am to 7pm and organised by the Research Group for Artists Publications (RGAP),

Other links made:

Above image Shepard's dilemma Collage, mixed media courtesy of Bernd Reichert of Brussels.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Shangwe Poetry Event - Feedback

I received this email yesterday, and thought it needed sharing:

Dear Nicole Moore,

I am writing to thank you for organising the poetry night Shangwe. I attended on the last Thursday of August and I am pleased to say I got my money's worth. I was doing an extended project at college on poems based on the views of young black people living in Britain and whether they viewed themselves as British.

The poetry night helped a lot as although I had the views I did not have the poems. The event showcased to me what poetry is, a way of expression, and that is why I wanted to write poetry. The poetry night also exposed me to poems about identity, which is what I was looking for, in particular Akuba's The Awakening of Elmina and the first poem performed by Devon "the Split" Jones.

I am pleased to say that I have completed my own poems and project as a whole. Also I wanted to add that I noticed you in my local paper discussing our hair and black history month. If time permits I may be contributing my own story as well.


Caroline Sabiiti.

Caroline also sent me a couple of poems, which I will be posting in the future.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Exploring Black Sexuality

Today I received a copy of Trespass Magazine, NOIR edition, October/November 2008, which published a five page feature I wrote called, ‘Exploring Black Sexuality’. This is the sixth issue of Trespass and final one for this year. In this NOIR issue, the magazine includes features, poetry, art, short stories and an interview.

My feature discusses Black British women’s sexuality using personal perspectives and drawing reference to those contributions within my anthology Sexual Attraction Revealed: a selection of creative expressions by black and mixed-race women (2007). I was particularly pleased to see my feature published with images from Adelaide Damoah, best known for her 2006 exhibition Black Brits.

It always feels good to see your work in print and I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, from sounding out my ideas with the magazine’s editor, Sara-Mae Tuson, whose editing expertise was extremely helpful and enlightening, to discussing my ideas with my writing colleagues.

For more information about Trespass Magazine visit:

Trespass magazine is launching its 6 and final issue of the year at the marvellous Cross Kings. With poets, performance artists and a bit of musical madness as well - you'll not want to miss it.

Date: Wednesday 5th November

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Cross Kings, 126 York Way
London, N1 OAX
Entry fee: £3
Contact: Sara-Mae