Friday, 9 March 2012

Hair Power Skin Revolution - International Women's Day

On 8th March 2012, Shangwe Creative Arts and Nabru Enterprise held a Hair Power Skin Revolution Relaunch and Book Reading Event to celebrate International Women's Day.  The event took place at Bailey's Wine Bar in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

I shared the inspiration for the book, which was a hairstories blog that I did as part of Black History Month 2008; my role as Editor and the publishing process and the future of e-books.

Readings followed from Christine Collymore who read two of her contributions: a poem from the skin section called U HEAP of SKIN and a personal essay from the hair section called Unwritten Rules.  Leaya Collymore read her poem Black from the skin section and an updated version that she had written that day especially for the event.

Networking followed and discussions led to the possibility of establishing a Writer's Support Group and monthly Poetry Club night.  Watch this space...

Photos in ascending order:
Leaya Collymore
Christine Collymore