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Yardstick 2013 – Friday 28th June, 2013, 10.45am

If you're in the neighbourhood, come experience Yardstick: an innovative programme of African Diaspora author events.

Now in its second year, the Yardstick mission is to promote the experience of great literature and develop an appreciation and understanding of African Diaspora culture through engaging audiences in libraries in Bristol and the South West. A host of activities are taking place in libraries over June's last weekend with established and emerging writers, through a series of live spoken word events and writing workshops.

I'll be doing a workshop presentation at the Bristol City Academy with Warsan Shire – poet, writer, editor and educator.

Warsan is the winner of the 2013 inaugural Brunel University African Poetry Prize; and current poetry editor of SPOOK magazine.

Better start burning my poetry journals, eh, or be discovered as a fraud ; )

Blacks is back! Off The Shelf – Monday 1st October 2012, 11am

Off The Shelf at Blacks is a new literature collaboration between Blacks Club and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Books Committee. It is a series of monthly, one day residencies for fiction writers that are held on the last Monday of the month, and yours truly is September's author!

Cost for each day is £25 (£20 to Writers' Guild members). This includes coffee, bread and olives, two course lunch, and all day and evening use of Blacks. You will also get an automatic reference if you want club membership.

The day starts at 11am with a welcome coffee and an introduction by Off The Shelf's 'Secretary of Tongues' (Cromwell's term for Milton), Jan Woolf ~Writer and Writers Guild Books Committee member. The Speaker will then read from previously published work as well as work in progress. An audience of up to 23 can discuss the work and writing processes. This is an opportunity for established authors to receive mature critical feedback and for the audience to obtain some guidance too. At
12:30pm a two course lunch will be served in the restaurant followed by an open mic, session during which participants can read short extracts from their own work if you wish.

To book a place, email moira@blacksclub.com (stating if you are a WGGB member) or for more information janwoolf@hotmail.com. But hurry, there are only a few places left and it is an incredible bargain.

Please come to the Fiction Writing Salon at Blacks, 67 Dean Street, London W1D 4QH, UK.

Don't make me eat alone!

Off The Shelf at Blacks – Monday May 21st 2012, 11.00am

Join me for a Fiction Writing Salon at Blacks, 67 Dean Street, London W1D 4QH, UK.

The day starts at 11am with a welcome coffee and an introduction by Off The Shelf's 'Secretary of Tongues' (Cromwell's term for Milton), Jan Woolf ~Writer and Writers Guild Books Committee member. The Speaker will then read from previously published work as well as work in progress. An audience of up to 23 can discuss the work and writing processes. This is an opportunity for established authors to receive mature critical feedback and for the audience to obtain some guidance too. At
12:30pm a two course lunch will be served in the restaurant followed by an open mic, session during which participants can read short extracts from their own work if you wish.

Off The Shelf at Blacks is a new literature collaboration between Blacks Club and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Books Committee. It is a series of monthly, one day residencies for fiction writers that are held on the last Monday of the month.

Cost for each day is £25 (£20 to Writers' Guild members). This includes coffee, bread and olives, two course lunch, and all day and evening use of Blacks. You will also get an automatic reference if you want club membership.
To book a place, email moira@blacksclub.com (stating if you are a WGGB member) or for more information janwoolf@hotmail.com. But hurry, there are only a few places left and it is an incredible bargain.

Please come. Don't make me eat alone!

“African Stories” with Sir Timothy Ackroyd and Veronica Cecil – Wednesday 4th April 2012, 7.30pm

Join me for African Stories, Wednesday 4th April, 2012 at 7.30pm where I'll be on a panel with Sir Timothy Ackroyd and Veronica Cecil. We will have a general discussion and read from our respective works and, of course, take questions from the audience.

Venue: The Idler Academy Bookshop, 81 Westbourne Park Road, London, W2 5QH

You can book via the link with this email or telephone 0207 221 5908.

http://idler.co.uk/academy/events/event/the-africa-series-introduced-by-sir-timothy-ackroyd-african-stories/

Warwick Words, Warwickshire, Tuesday 4th October 2011

Join me for "Morning Coffee with Chioma Okereke" at Warwick Words, Festival of Literature and Spoken Word.

Venue: Rose and Crown, Warwick.

Queens Park All Stars, Saturday 11th June, 2011

The first QUEENS PARK BOOK FESTIVAL takes place so I hope to see you down there. If you're bored by our books, you can always work on your tan ; ) I'm in the QWERTY tent at 4pm alongside Rosa Rankin-Gee, Anthony Gardner and Simonetta Wenkert.

Infusion, Abuja Nigeria, Thursday 26th May 2011

INFUSION. Today at 6.30pm, JB's Grill, IBB Way, Maitama Amusement Park, Abuja. Join me for a reading and Q+A.

Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos Nigeria, Wednesday 25th May 2011

Please come and join me, 10.30am at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs to celebrate the Bookcraft publication of BITTER LEAF. I'll be reading and talking to some special guests. I'll even sign some copies for you, too.

Bogobiri House, 9 Maitama Sule, Lagos Nigeria, 22nd May 2011

Come join me from 4.30-6.00pm at Bogobiri. I'll be doing a reading and signing copies. I look forward to seeing you at my first Lagos event!

Lifehouse, Lagos Nigeria Saturday 28th May 2011

Last stop on the Lagos 'press junket': Lifehouse, Saturday 28th May at 5pm. Join me reading from Bitter Leaf for the last time on this trip before I head back to London.

Camden Working Men’s College, 10th November 2010

Come to the Camden Working Men's College at 1pm. I'll be talking about writing, my journey towards publication and – if I haven't fainted by then – reading from my debut novel.

Queens Park Books, 9th November 2010

Join me at Queens Park Books where I'll be reading from BITTER LEAF at 6pm followed by a Q&A session.

Don't be late!

GAILS – Notting Hill, 25th October 2010

I love GAILS, and apparently the feeling is mutual as they've asked me to do some readings at their locations! Join me at GAILS, Notting Hill (Portobello Road) for the first of my bakery readings!